Department of Pathology and ImmunologyWashington University in St. Louis
Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck SurgeryWashington University in St. Louis
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Lewis, J.S. Head and Neck Pathol (2012) 6: 1. doi:10.1007/s12105-012-0366-3
Human papillomavirus has emerged as a major pathogen, capable of causing cancer at many different sites. In the head and neck, human papillomavirus is associated with many squamous cell carcinomas and is particularly important in the oropharynx. This is a fast moving topic with many important epidemiological, biological, pathological, and clinical features that are often confusing and misunderstood. This article introduces a series of timely reviews and editorials on this important subject in head and neck oncology.
Human papillomavirusp16 immunohistochemistrySquamous cell carcinomaOropharynxSurvivalHead and neck