NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The presence or absence of human papillomavirus DNA on its own in an individual's head or neck cancer does not provide enough information to help predict a patient's survival, according to a pair of new papers in the journal Cancer Research.

Two research teams — headed by investigators at Brown University and Heidelberg University, respectively — looked at the reliability of using PCR-based HPV testing to determine which head and neck squamous cell carcinomas were HPV-related and, thus, more apt to respond to treatment.

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