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Comment & Response
December 2018

The Role of Otolaryngologists in Eradicating Human Papillomavirus—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(12):1186-1187. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2450

In Reply We appreciate the response from Dr Laitman and his colleagues to our Viewpoint.1 Their survey data2 demonstrating medical students’ limited knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is concerning given that these future doctors will be integral in educating patients in years to come. Their argument to advocate for the inclusion of education of HPV’s role in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is compelling. If our nation’s future physicians are unaware of the association, how can we expect the general public to be?

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