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The Johns Hopkins Center for HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer is one of the country’s leading centers for the detection, prevention and treatment of HPV-related head and neck cancers. Our multidisciplinary team provides patients with the latest advances in HPV related treatments and diagnostic tests. 

HPV-related head and neck cancers can occur in the sinus/nasal cavity or the oropharynx (back of tongue, tonsils and throat). 


Open Clinical Trials

We are committed to improving the detection, prevention and treatment of HPV-related head and neck cancers.

  • Screening

    Men and Women Offer Understanding of Throat HPV (MOUTH)

  • Treatment

    Preoperative Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor for Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic SCCHN Undergoing Surgical Salvage

  • Surveillance

    Adjuvant Therapy for High-Risk HPV 16-Positive Oropharynx Cancer Patients

For a complete list of available clinical trials, please visit the database at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. You can also search by condition, researcher or doctor’s name.


Frequently Asked Questions About HPV-Related Head & Neck Cancers

Watch and learn about frequently asked questions answered by Johns Hopkins head and neck cancer experts.


HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers: An Overview

Johns Hopkins head and neck cancer surgeon Carole Fakhry, medical oncologist Tanguy Seiwert and radiation-oncologist Ana Kiess provide an overview of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancers and treatment options available at Johns Hopkins.

Causes and Risk Levels of HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

Causes and Risk Levels of HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer are discussed with Johns Hopkins Medicine's Head and neck cancer surgeon Carole Fakhry and medical oncologist Tanguy Seiwert.

Treatment of HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers

Johns Hopkins Medicine's Head and Neck Cancer experts highlight the available resources from Johns Hopkins’ multidisciplinary program to treat HPV-related head and neck cancers, including advanced imaging, dentistry, speech pathology, immunotherapy, surgery, robotic surgery and open clinical trials.


Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians includes surgeons and radiation and medical oncologists specializing exclusively in cancers of the head and neck. Physicians work closely with a team of speech language pathologists and dental and physical therapists.

A Joint Effort

Our centers work in partnership to help detect, prevent and treat head and neck cancers.

Charitable Giving

Support innovations and advances in HPV-related head and neck cancer research.

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