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Int J Appl Basic Med Res. 2016 Apr-Jun;6(2):84-9. doi: 10.4103/2229-516X.179027.

Human papillomavirus-associated cancers: A growing global problem.

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Department of Radiotherapy, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
Department of Virology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.


Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is linked with several cancers such as cancer cervix, vagina, vulva, head and neck, anal, and penile carcinomas. Although there is a proven association of HPV with these cancers, questions regarding HPV testing, vaccination, and treatment of HPV-related cancers continue to remain unanswered. The present article provides an overview of the HPV-associated cancers.


Human papillomavirus; human papilloma virus associated cancers; prevention

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