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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
August 23/30, 2016

Missed Chances to Prevent Cancer

JAMA. 2016;316(8):810. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.11002

Cancers linked with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have increased recently, even though most are vaccine preventable.

A CDC analysis of cancer registry data from 2008 to 2012 showed that nearly 39 000 cancers were diagnosed annually at anatomical sites associated with HPV—the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, oropharynx, anus, and rectum. In addition, the incidence of HPV-associated cancers increased from 10.8 per 100 000 population during 2004 to 2008 to 11.7 per 100 000 from 2008 to 2012 (Viens LJ et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65[26]:661-666).