HPV-related HNC – new challenge and hope for head and neck cancer subjects


  • Krzysztof Szyfter 1. Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland
  • Katarzyna Kiwerska 1. Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland
  • Małgorzata Wierzbicka 1. Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland 2. Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Poznań Uniwersity of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland




HPV-related cancer, head and neck, epidemiology, treatment


In recent years there are observed substantial changes in epidemiology of head and neck cancer. An incidence of laryngeal cancer is declining as a consequence of decreased tobacco smoking. Contrary, oropharyngeal cancer associated with HPV infection transmitted on sexual way is becoming much more frequent. The latter one is characterized with a better prognosis that most likely does not require intensive therapy. De-escalation of therapy in case of HPV-associated tumor is a matter of current studies.


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How to Cite

Szyfter K, Kiwerska K, Wierzbicka M. HPV-related HNC – new challenge and hope for head and neck cancer subjects. JMS [Internet]. 2018 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Jun. 1];87(2):112-6. Available from: https://jms.ump.edu.pl/index.php/JMS/article/view/287



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Received 2018-04-27
Published 2018-06-30