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"Ongoing surveillance for HPV-associated cancers can inform state-level and national-level HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening efforts and monitor their long-term impact," the authors write.
Researchers said previous analyses focused only on measures of current HPV infection (viral DNA) or past HPV infection (antibodies), producing sometimes competing results, making it difficult for experts to predict current and future trends.
Only municipalities that provided free vaccination with at least two doses of quadrivalent (2014/2015 and 2015/2016 school years) or nonavalent (2016/2017 and 2017/2018 school years) HPV vaccine were included in the study.
A total of 84 cases with a tissue pathologic diagnosis of SCC of oropharynx or head and neck metastatic SCC of oropharyngeal origin, for which HPV ISH and p16 IHC results in FFPE biopsy specimens were available, were included in the analysis.
Sexually active people may have already been exposed to one of the nine strains of HPV that Gardasil 9 protects against, but the vaccine still protects against other strains the individual hasn't been exposed to, or treated for, before.
Changes in male and female sexual behaviors may be associated with the increased prevalence of HPV infection in oral cavity recently reported.
FACT: Although there are instances when HPV infections produce warts or cauliflower-like lesions in various parts of the body like the mouth, throat or reproductive organs3, there are instances when infected areas do not show symptoms.
Mean age was 61.8 [+ or -] 17.3, 29 patients (55%) were male, 49 patients (92%) had SCC and 22 patients (42%) were positive for HPV. Demographic and clinical characteristics of the cohort are shown in Table 1.
Gardasil also known as Silgard is a vaccine proven to prevent certain types of HPV, specifically HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18.
Three pairs of primers were used, common to a larger number of HPV types: degenerate beginners My09/My11 and CPI/CPII G and Gp5/6+.
There is growing evidence that human papillomavirus (HPV) may act as a cocarcinogen along with tobacco which eventually results in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
HPV FOCAL (the Human Papilloma Virus for Cervical Cancers Screening trial) enrolled 19,009 Canadian women aged 25-65 years and randomized them to two cervical cancer screening paradigms: Pap liquid-based cytology (LBC) or primary HPV testing.