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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

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

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.

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