Number of HPV-Associated Cancers in the US on the Rise

On its website, NBC News (7/7, Gussone) reports that “the number of human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated cancers in the” US “has increased by 17 percent, to nearly 39,000 cases a year, according a report...from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

        US News & World Report (7/7, Oliver) reports that “between 2008 and 2012, an average of 38,793 HPV-associated cancers were diagnosed annually, according [to] the report,” which “was based on an analysis of data from the CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program.” This “number is up from 33,369 cases between 2004 and 2008.”

        On its website, CBS News (7/7, Welch) reports that the data indicated that “whites had higher rates of oral and throat cancers than blacks and Hispanics,” but “rates of cervical cancer were higher among blacks and Hispanics.” The findings were published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 

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