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. There is a window of … Continue reading Blood and saliva tests predict return of HPV-linked oral cancers.