Better prognosis seen with HPV-associated oesophageal cancer

An Australian study is the first to demonstrate better survival in patients with high-grade Barrett dysplasia or oesophageal cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) than patients with dysplasia or malignancy who do not have the viral infection. The findings, from a retrospective case-control study of 37 HPV-positive and 102 HPV-negative patients, open up the possibility ...

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