The Discipline of Economics, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics & the Academic Department of Otorlaryngology, NUI Galway recently held a symposium on the causal role of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Head and Neck Cancer. The intention of the symposium was to discuss various clinical and public health responses to this emerging epidemic.

Key questions addressed:

  • HPV Detection methods in head and neck cancer - What algorithm works best?
  • Should treatment & management differ for a HPV+ head and neck cancer patient?
  • What is the economic burden of HPV-associated head and neck cancers?
  • Is it time to vaccinate boys against HPV?

HPV-related head and neck cancers are more common in men in their 40s and 50s and strategies to raise public awareness among this cohort of the population were debated.

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