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Research Letter
June 2018

Age Profile of Patients With Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3Department of Pathology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(6):538-539. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0310

Human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-OPSCC) is considered a disease of comparatively younger patients with the highest incidence among middle-aged men.1 The rising incidence of OPSCC among the elderly population suggests that this age profile may be shifting.2 The purpose of this study was to examine age trends of HPV-positive and HPV-negative patients with OPSCC at an academic tertiary referral institution.

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