Knowledge Gaps on HPV's Link to Head/Neck Ca for Docs in Training
Few are equipped to perform HPV vaccine counseling, study found
ATLANTA -- Medical students and resident trainees are largely unaware of the association between human papilloma virus (HPV) and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to researchers.
In a survey returned by more than 1,900 medical students and 1,000 residents, recognition of the link between HPV and cervical cancer was nearly universal, but only about half of the respondents were aware of the relationship between HPV and head and neck cancer, Benjamin Laitman, MD, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, reported here at the 2018 meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. Read more...
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