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Oral HPV affects 1 in 9 men in US

October 16, 2017

The prevalence of oral HPV infection was higher among men than women in the United States, with approximately 11 million men and 3.2 million women affected nationwide, according to recent data published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Recent evidence shows that prophylactic HPV vaccination seems to protect against infection with vaccine-covered oral HPV subtypes and thus holds promise for reversing the rising [oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC)] incidence among men in the long term; however, the low uptake rate of the vaccine among boys remains a concern. ... Epidemiologic studies on oral HPV infection are needed to guide the design and development of alternative OPSCC prevention strategies targeted toward persons at high risk,” Kalyani Sonawane, PhD, of the department of health services research at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and colleagues wrote.

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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Melanoma: Clinical Updates and Multidisciplinary Strategies

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

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