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Posted at Apr 16, 2014 by MG

Head and neck cancers: Prognosis of HPV-positive tumours varies according to site » dental-tribune.com

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Patients with cancer of the throat who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have a good prognosis. However, until now, the effect of being HPV-positive on the prognosis of tumours located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now demonstrated that HPV status appears to have no prognostic effect on the outcome of primary radiotherapy in head and neck cancer outside the oropharynx.

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