HPV Testing of Head and Neck Cancer in Clinical Practice

  • Max RobinsonEmail author
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 206)


The pathology laboratory has a central role in providing human papillomavirus (HPV) tests for patients with head and neck cancer. There is an extensive literature around HPV testing and a large number of proprietary HPV tests, which makes the field difficult to navigate. This review provides a concise contemporary overview of the evidence around HPV testing in head and neck cancer and signposts key publications, guideline documents and the most commonly used methods in clinical practice.


HPV Molecular diagnostics Head and neck p16 Immunohistochemistry In situ hybridisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oral PathologyCentre for Oral Health Research, Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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