Dr. D'Souza on Spouses of HPV-Positive Patients

Gypsyamber DSouza, PhD
Published: Saturday, Jun 01, 2013



Gypsyamber D‘Souza, PhD, MPH, MS, an associate professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the prevalence of oral HPV infections in the spouses of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

An analysis looked at 147 patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer and 83 spouses/partners. HPV DNA was collected from all trial participants via an oral rinse. Overall, the study found that oral HPV16 DNA is common among patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, but not among their spouses.

These findings are reassuring for these couples, D‘Souza notes, particularly since the risk of developing HPV-related cancer remained low even after several years.

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Gypsyamber D‘Souza, PhD, MPH, MS, an associate professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the prevalence of oral HPV infections in the spouses of patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

An analysis looked at 147 patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer and 83 spouses/partners. HPV DNA was collected from all trial participants via an oral rinse. Overall, the study found that oral HPV16 DNA is common among patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, but not among their spouses.

These findings are reassuring for these couples, D‘Souza notes, particularly since the risk of developing HPV-related cancer remained low even after several years.

To read more about this study >>>

<<< View more from the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting


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