Articles tagged with "oropharyngeal cancer"

Oral Rinse Samples of HPV DNA May Identify Recurrence Risk

For patients diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, detection of HPV DNA in oral rinse samples after diagnosis may provide a useful biomarker to identify patients at increased risk of recurrence after treatment

Swallowing Function After TLM + Adjuvant Therapy

For patients with advanced-stage oropharyngeal cancer, how does transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) + adjuvant therapy impact swallowing function? Background: For survival reasons, patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer have elected adjuvant therapy, which introduces treatment interventions known to acutely and chronically decrease swallowing ability. In recent years, minimally invasive surgical approaches, including transoral laser microsurgery (TLM), have […]

A Contemporary Review of Papillomavirus and Oropharynx Cancer

What is the evidence for the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the etiology of oropharyngeal cancers, methods of viral detection and the resulting clinical implications? Background: The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has remained stable over the last 15 years, while the incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), linked both […]

HPV Status an Independent Prognostic Factor for Oropharyngeal Cancer Survival

What is the independent effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) on oropharyngeal cancer survival? Background: HPV has been associated with oropharyngeal cancer risk and appears to underlie the rising incidence of this disease in the U.S. and Europe. HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers may be associated with a better prognosis than HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancers. Study design: Retrospective analysis of HPV […]