The burden of HPV-associated anogenital cancers

Wakeham, K. and Kavanagh, K. (2014) The burden of HPV-associated anogenital cancers. Current Oncology Reports, 16(9), p. 402. (doi:10.1007/s11912-014-0402-4)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11912-014-0402-4

Abstract

The epidemiology of anogenital cancers is under going substantial change. Cervical cancer remains a major public health concern, particular in resource-limited settings. Cancers of the anus, penis, vagina and vulva are relatively uncommon cancers, but may be increasing in incidence. The change in occurrence of anogenital cancers may be due to increasing HPV transmission secondary to changes in sexual behaviour. Screening programmes and the HPV vaccine offer optimism that anogenital cancers can be prevented. This article reviews the epidemiology of anogenital cancers with a focus on Scottish data.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wakeham, Dr Katie
Authors: Wakeham, K., and Kavanagh, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Current Oncology Reports
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1523-3790
ISSN (Online):1534-6269

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