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Routine HPV Testing may be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers

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(HealthDay)—Only one in four patients with sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) is tested for human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published online Dec. 30 in Cancer.

Jamie R. Oliver, from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues used the National Cancer Data Base (2010 to 2016) to identify 6,458 SNSCC cases and assess patterns of HPV testing and its association with survival in patients with SNSCC.

The researchers found that only 23.6 percent of patients (1,523) were tested for HPV, 62.1 percent of whom had ...