HPV Infection and Head and Neck Cancer

VIDEO | 16:00

According to David Pfister, Chief of the Head and Neck Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is quite common, but only a few subtypes can cause cancer. Dr. Pfister takes an in-depth look at HPV infection and its link to head and neck cancer. He explains how people can become infected with HPV, how the virus can cause cancer, and how doctors diagnose an HPV-related head and neck tumor.