A new study shows that patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) – the same virus associated with both cervical and head and neck cancer – positive oropharyngeal cancer see significantly higher rates of complete response on a post-radiation neck dissection than those with HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer.

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers presented the findings at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 56th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 17.

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