In this Kimmel in DC podcast, Dr Ashwani Rajput speaks with Dr Karim Boudadi about treating head and neck cancers, including HPV-related cancers. … Read More »Kimmel in DC with Dr. Ashwani Rajput – Head and Neck Cancers
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In our next podcast, Dr Bill Nelson speaks with Dr Karim Boudadi from Sibley Memorial Hospital about the multiple treatment options for HPV related head… Read More »Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – HPV Related Head and Neck Cancers
This month's Cancer News Review podcast with Kimmel Cancer Center director Bill Nelson begins with updates on the field of head and neck cancer in light of the encouraging news that actor Michael Douglas' cancer is in remission. Nelson says that there is an emerging story in oropharyngeal cancers (those that are in the back of the throat, tongue, soft palate and tonsils). An increasing number of these cancers are associated with certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. Patients with HPV-associated head and neck cancers fare better than patients whose cancers are causes by alcohol or tobacco use. He says the molecular details of why this infection causes cancers and why these patients fare better is still not understood.