Current Oncology Reports

, 16:402

The Burden of HPV-Associated Anogenital Cancers

Gynecologic Cancers (NS Reed, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Gynecologic Cancers


The epidemiology of anogenital cancers is under going substantial change. Cervical cancer remains a major public health concern, particular in resource-limited settings. Cancers of the anus, penis, vagina and vulva are relatively uncommon cancers, but may be increasing in incidence. The change in occurrence of anogenital cancers may be due to increasing HPV transmission secondary to changes in sexual behaviour. Screening programmes and the HPV vaccine offer optimism that anogenital cancers can be prevented. This article reviews the epidemiology of anogenital cancers with a focus on Scottish data.


Human papillomavirus Cervical cancers Anal cancer Penile cancer Vaginal cancer Vulvar cancer 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Cancer SciencesUniversity of Glasgow, Garscube EstateGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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