2872 Oral Sex and Risk for Oral HPV Infection and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 10:30 AM
207A (Washington Convention Center )
Maura L. Gillison , Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Her work established an etiologic role for HPV in oral cancers. She will present the history of oral HPV infection, risk factors for HPV-associated cancer, clinical and prognostic implications of a diagnosis of HPV-associated oral cancer, and she will talk about developing and completing clinical trials of HPV-specific targeted immunotherapy in human subjects. Her research has been cited as one of the most important cancer advances by the American Society of Clinical Oncology