The Wall Street Journal-Throat Cancer Linked to Virus

New York, NY
 – June 3, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Recent studies show about 25 percent of mouth and 35 percent of throat cancers are caused by HPV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Men account for the majority of cases, and currently the highest prevalence is in men 40 to 55, says Dr. Eric Genden, chief of head and neck oncology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Studies have shown that the cancer can show up 10 years after exposure to HPV, which has become the most common sexually transmitted virus in the U.S. "We are sitting at the cusp of a pandemic," says Dr. Genden. Learn More