Category Archives: human papillomavirus

Blood and saliva tests predict return of HPV-linked oral cancers.


Physicians at Johns Hopkins have developed blood and saliva tests that help accurately predict recurrences of HPV-linked oral cancers in a substantial number of patients. The tests screen for DNA fragments of the human papillomavirus (HPV) shed from cancer cells lingering in the mouth or other parts of the body. A description of the development is published in JAMA Otolaryngology.

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