Epidemiology of oral HPV infection and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
Contrary to what is observed in cervical cancer, Human papillomavirus (HPV) related oropharyngeal cancer is a disease mainly affecting high-income regions such as Northern Europe or North America. In some countries the incidence of the disease is increasing and nowadays most oropharyngeal cancers are caused by HPV. However, there are still many gaps in knowledge on the epidemiology of the disease and its natural history, and how current tools for cervical cancer prevention can be used to reduce the burden of oropharyngeal cancers caused by HPV.
About the speaker
Marisa Mena is a researcher at the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program of Catalan Institute of Oncology and Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute in Barcelona, Spain. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of oral HPV infection and oropharyngeal cancers, as well as other HPV related cancers. She will review the current state-of-the-art of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer and discuss her research on the role and implications of HPV infections in the head and neck region.
This session will be live-streamed/recorded - accessible for both internal and external audience.