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HPV Infection Linked To Throat Cancers

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have conclusive evidence that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes some throat cancers in both men and women.

Program Notes:Maura Gillison

0:15    HPV infection of mouth
0:45    120 HPV types
1:25    Vaccine protects against certain strains
2:00    Don't know data for men
3:00    No Pap smear equivalent
4:00    HPV 16 found in head and neck cancers
5:00    Sexual behavior strong risk
6:00    Can happen in nonsmokers and nondrinkers
7:00    HPV detection in tissue
8:00    Back of throat, tonsils, tongue
9:00    When you look at all HPV cancers
10:00   Vaccine in men probably indicated
11:00   Several patients came in on their own
11:24   End

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