Colorado Otolaryngology Associates, Colorado Springs;
Penrose–St Francis Health Care System, Colorado Springs;
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
Objective: To determine how the presence of the oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) genome affects the clinicopathologic features and survival of a group of patients with oropharyngeal cancer.
Design: Retrospective analysis of a cohort of patients identified over a 25-year period. Duration of follow-up ranged from 14 months to 22 years. The HPV status was determined by polymerase chain reaction.
Ernster JA, Sciotto C, O’Brien M, Robinson L, Willson T. P135 Oropharyngeal Cancer Associated With Oncogenic Human Papilloma Virus Is Clinically Unique and Portends Improved Survival. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):891-892. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.891-c