Jennifer Cerar, RN, CRRN


Nursing Considerations for HPV-Related Oropharynx Malignancies

April 15, 2016

Recent reports suggest that HPV infection affects prognosis. Carole Fakhry et al reported the results of a prospective trial that HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer behaves in a different fashion, has a different response to therapy, is more sensitive to radiation-based therapies, and thus may require a different therapeutic approach compared with HPV-unrelated oropharyngeal cancer.