Tag Archives: HPV

A novel mechanism by which viral integration drives cancer

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a group of about 200 DNA viruses that infect the skin, or the mucous membranes of the anus, genitals and oropharyngeal cavity. HPV infections are the most common sexually transmitted disease in the

Why is radiation treatment more effective for cancers caused by HPV?

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and can lead to cancers in the affected organ such as the cervix. In the last 15 years, the rise in prevalence

Is there any association between immunosuppressant therapy and cancer related to HPV in men? Can we prevent it?

We reported a rare case of penile squamous carcinoma and inguinal metastasis in a patient with ulcerative colitis under azathioprine for many years. We could identify in the histogical study the presence of 16 and 18 HPV

What if a surgically removed neck lymph node turns out to be cancer?

A rising epidemic in the United States is throat cancer, specifically a tumor called squamous cell carcinoma, induced by the human papilloma virus (HPV).  Approximately 12,000 cases occur each year and the number is increasing.  In this

Human papillomavirus infection and vaccination

Human papillamoavirus (HPV) is an infection that can be sexually transmitted. A person can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with another person who has the virus. HPV infections are the most common sexually

Tracking down the cells that produce cancers of the tonsil caused by HPV infection

The cells that cover the inside and outside surfaces of many adult tissues are called epithelia. The cells most external to the tissue usually don’t survive very long and must be therefore be continuously replaced. This is