Incidence rates increasing for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers, while overall cancer death rates decline

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2009, shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United State, while incidence rates are increasing for HPV-associated oropharyngeal and anal cancers.

Jan 8th, 2013

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2009, shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States, while incidence rates are increasing for HPV-associated oropharyngeal and anal cancers.

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During 2000 through 2009, death rates among men decreased for 10 of the 17 most common cancers (including cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx), but the challenge remains in the face of human papillomavirus infections.

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