Rising Rates of HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancers
Making the Case for Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaboration to Address Rising Rates of HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancers is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Dental Education. Authored by the OHNEP team and oral health champion Dr. Lauren Feldman, this article describes the current state of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers (OPC) in the US and underscores the need for interprofessional management of patients with OPC. Further, we emphasize the importance of the HPV vaccine as the only proven HPV-associated cancer prevention method that has the greatest potential to reduce HPV-associated cancers in at-risk populations. Many health professionals, including dentists, are well-positioned to provide patient education and health literacy about HPV and administer the HPV vaccine.
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