Dr. Weiss Discusses Prevention in Head and Neck Cancer

Jared Weiss, MD
Published: Monday, Aug 14, 2017



Jared Weiss, MD, assistant professor, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses prevention in head and neck cancer.

Cure has been at the center of head and neck cancer discussion as of late. One of the most important, but least talked about abstracts at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, was on the HPV vaccination, says Weiss.

This abstract showed that the HPV vaccine appears extremely effective in the strains of oropharyngeal infection that cause head and neck cancer. Additionally, Weiss said, it showed the low rate of vaccinations—a fact of which should be widely discussed at a time in which HPV-associated head and neck cancers are rapidly growing.
 


Jared Weiss, MD, assistant professor, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses prevention in head and neck cancer.

Cure has been at the center of head and neck cancer discussion as of late. One of the most important, but least talked about abstracts at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, was on the HPV vaccination, says Weiss.

This abstract showed that the HPV vaccine appears extremely effective in the strains of oropharyngeal infection that cause head and neck cancer. Additionally, Weiss said, it showed the low rate of vaccinations—a fact of which should be widely discussed at a time in which HPV-associated head and neck cancers are rapidly growing.
 



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