Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 568–575 | Cite as

Prevalence and Impact of Human Papillomavirus on Head and Neck Cancers: Review of Indian Studies

  • Deepa NairEmail author
  • Manish Mair
  • Arjun Singh
  • Anil D’Cruz
Review Article


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an important emerging etiology for head and neck cancers (HNCs) worldwide. Considering its impact on prognosis, it is important to understand the true prevalence of HPV-associated HNCs in India. This article reviews the prevalence of HPV-related HNCs across various studies in India where the population is predominantly tobacco users, and studies its outcomes with respect to HPV.


Human papillomavirus Head and neck cancers Prevalence India Prognosis 


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  • Deepa Nair
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manish Mair
    • 1
  • Arjun Singh
    • 1
  • Anil D’Cruz
    • 1
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