New staging for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) status is a strong predictor of prognosis for patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC), but the current staging system does not adequately account for biological and clinical differences between HPV-positive OPC and HPV-negative OPC, commonly caused by alcohol and tobacco use, say researchers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)