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HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans
Date:7/29/2009

r Center and editor-in-chief of Cancer Prevention Research called the study "practice changing."

"Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is one of the fastest growing cancers, and this study gives us a new way to assess prognosis for our patients," said Lippman.

The American Association for Cancer Research hosted a teleconference to report and discuss these findings on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. The following preeminent scientists participated in the press conference (click on the links below to download high resolution photos of the panelists):

Scott Lippman, M.D.
Professor and Chair - Dept. of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Prevention Research

Kevin Cullen, M.D.
Director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland

Otis Brawley, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
American Cancer Society

Martin Blaser, M.D.
Professor and Chairman in the Department of Medicine
New York University Langhorne Medical Center

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