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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer

Editors: Miller, Daniel L., Stack, M. Sharon (Eds.)

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  • Unique focus, as there is a dearth of material with a specific focus on HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Topical, due to an increase of greater than 200% in cases of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer between 1984 and 2004
  • Approaches the subject from multiple perspectives, with an emphasis on virology
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Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide, remains a very difficult disease to treat and cure despite intensive investigation into molecular etiologies and tumor progression pathways. Due to public health efforts encouraging smoking cessation, the overall incidence of HNSCC has decreased in recent years in many countries.  In contrast, the incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has increased significantly, and this subtype of HNSCC is commonly associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.  Moreover, individuals with HPV-positive OPSCC are generally younger and are frequently non-smokers, suggesting that HPV-associated OPSCC represents a distinct biologic entity.

This volume summarizes the spectrum of current HPV-associated OPSCC research from the fundamental basic science to translational surgery and treatment approaches. Chapters are contributed by authoritative leaders in the fields of research and clinical care. Initial chapters address epidemiology, behavioral correlates of HPV infection, and racial disparities in oropharyngeal cancer. This is followed by chapters detailing HPV virology with focus on viral transformation, viral replication, and host response to viral infection. The molecular biology of HPV-associated OPSCC is investigated in chapters detailing alterations in signaling networks and unique mutational profiles of human tumors. Clinical presentation, surgical perspectives, and treatment paradigms specific to HPV-associated OPSCC conclude the volume.  This comprehensive volume provides an up-to-date overview of both scientific discovery and clinical management of this emerging public health problem.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21099-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35478-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer
Editors
  • Daniel L. Miller
  • M. Sharon Stack
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21100-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21100-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21099-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35478-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 314
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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