The Role of Vaccines for HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers

  • Simon R. BestEmail author
  • Sara I. Pai
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)


Several lines of evidence highlight the importance of a functioning immune system in controlling human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and its associated neoplasms. Harnessing the immune system to both prevent and treat HPV infections has therefore been an area of significant research effort, innovation and progress over the past decades. Although much of the research performed thus far has been on genital HPV infections, the interaction between oral HPV infection and the immune system are beginning to be explored.


Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Quadrivalent Vaccine Therapeutic Vaccination Therapeutic Vaccination Strategy 
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© Carole Fakhry, Gypsyamber D’Souza, Rehan Kazi and Raghav C. Dwivedi 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryThe Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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