Another cancer linked to HPV

Rare head and neck cancer linked to HPV, study finds:
[Via EurekAlert! – Infectious and Emerging Diseases]

(University of Michigan Health System) An increase in cases of a rare type of head and neck cancer appears to be linked to HPV, or human papillomavirus, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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While Epstein-Barr causes many of these types of cancers, human papilloma virus (HPV) appears to be involved in the non-Epstein-Barr cases. Stopping the spread of HPV could have an effect on many other cancers than just cervical cancer.

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