Navigation Links
LSUHSC research finds HPV-related head & neck cancers rising, highest in middle-aged white men
Date:3/29/2012

New Orleans, LA Research led by Lauren Cole, a public health graduate student, and Dr. Edward Peters, Associate Professor of Public Health and Director of the Epidemiology Program at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, reports that the incidence of head and neck cancer has risen at sites associated with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection, with the greatest increase among middle-aged white men. At the same time, younger, Non-Hispanic blacks experienced a substantial decrease in these cancers. They also found that the disease process for tumors associated with HPV is different from those caused by exposure to tobacco and alcohol, with implications for treatment. The findings are published this month in the PLoS ONE journal.

Tobacco and alcohol are the most common risk factors for cancers of the head and neck, but HPV infection is emerging as an important risk factor as well. The objectives of this study were to assess the recent incidence of head and neck cancer in the United States and to investigate the trends of these cancers associated with HPV infection.

Using incidence data for 1995-2005 from 40 US population-based cancer registries, the researchers described the epidemiology of head and neck cancer (HNC) in the US and examined the variation in cancer rates by age, sex, race/ethnicity, stage and cancer location. As some HNC sites are strongly associated with a tendency for HPV infection, they also examined if rates varied by those sites associated with HPV.

"During 1995-2005, we observed a significant overall increase in head and neck cancer incidence among HPV-associated sites, while in the same time period, non HPV-associated sites underwent a significant decline in incidence," notes Lauren Cole, an Epidemiology PhD student at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health.

The researchers found overall, younger age groups, Non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics experienced greater increases in incide
'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. LSUHSCs Gee honored for improving health of women, children and families
2. LSUHSC conducts landmark study of mid, long-term health effects of oil exposure
3. LSUHSC reports first successful salivary stone removal with robotics
4. LSUHSC study IDs proteins regulating water retention in salt-sensitive hypertension
5. LSUHSC awarded $12 million for cancer, infectious diseases research & research pipeline
6. LSUHSC pediatric weight expert provides obesity trinity answers
7. LSUHSC awarded $2 million dollar grant to prevent pneumonia linked to immune deficiency
8. LSUHSC awarded $4 million to understand effect of THC on HIV
9. LSUHSC researcher finds surprising link between sugar in drinks and blood pressure
10. LSUHSC research increases understanding of drug metabolism
11. LSUHSC researcher finds first inherited prostate cancer genetic mutation in African-American men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington ... news source covering leading sectors including technology and tech stocks, ... Privacy marketplace featuring master pickpocket and security consultant Apollo ... is stolen and talks about the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Global Wearable Technologies Market ... Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020" report ... Technologies are smart devices that can be worn ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  Since its launch in December 2014, the ... the pain of trying to remember their usernames and passwords ... to their smartphones. To assist people who have struggled to ... that created 1U and focuses on redefining identity, announced today ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, Opportunities, Industry Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Growth, Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3
... material already used in absorbable surgical sutures and other ... to patients with brain infections, scientists are reporting in ... on the brain,s surface, could reduce the need for ... treatment, they say in the journal ACS Chemical ...
... have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon ... University. The study, available online in the journal ... atmospheric carbon dioxide could alter the carbon and nitrogen ... woodland plots over an 11-year period, the researchers found ...
... have extensive surgery are four times more likely to ... has found. The findings in a new paper ... systematic review and meta-analysis published in the prestigious journal ... surgery to treat breast cancer increases the risk of ...
Cached Biology News:Breast cancer surgery linked to swollen arm syndrome 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... S&P Capital IQ (MHFI) announced today that ... MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc . MabVax ... company focused on the development of vaccine and antibody-based ... of cancer. MabVax has discovered a pipeline of human ... generated by patients who have been immunized against targeted ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... --  Synageva BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ... for rare disorders, today reported 2014 full year ... objectives, and financial guidance.  Synageva,s management team will ... EST to review the financial results and provide ... call by telephone, please dial (877) 445-4603 for ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 The Movement ... demonstration to support life extension technologies and awareness. The ... Universal Coordinated Time, on March 21st 2015, in a ... , Eric Schulke, Founder of MILE, says, “Our ... with urgency. The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension is ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015 BioEnterprise today announced that ... than $2 billion in growth funding during the past ... strategic sources, state – including the Ohio Third Frontier ... billion has been raised in the past five years. ... of the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital  Report. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 2S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 3S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 4S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 5Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 2Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 3Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 4Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 5Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 6Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 7Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 8Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 9Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 2Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 3More Than $2 Billion Invested in Northeast Ohio Bioscience Start-Up Companies Since 2002 2More Than $2 Billion Invested in Northeast Ohio Bioscience Start-Up Companies Since 2002 3More Than $2 Billion Invested in Northeast Ohio Bioscience Start-Up Companies Since 2002 4
... in the United States searches for an Indian company so ... banyan tree? , ,Protesters during the industrial age screamed against ... possible destruction of society. They later protested about the manufacturing ... to the roar as we enter into a global tide ...
... GE Healthcare will provide digital imaging systems to ... the company announced on Monday. , ,Englands National Health ... images to be transmitted among hospitals so that experts ... about $18 billion. The deal with GE Healthcare is ...
... am sitting with an angry Mediterranean Sea roaring at my ... start-ups as the first winter storm hits Tel Aviv. I ... Israel, taking an assessment of the technology markets here and ... strikes me on this visit is the presumed gap between ...
Cached Biology Technology:Outsourcing fills gaps and drives U.S. back toward innovation 2Outsourcing fills gaps and drives U.S. back toward innovation 3Innovation thrives in Europe 2Innovation thrives in Europe 3