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BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Despite the availability of vaccines that could prevent the majority of cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), the incidence of cervical, oropharyngeal, anal, vulvar and vaginal cancers is increasing in the United States. 

MD Anderson’s HPV-Related Cancers Moon Shot™ is working to identify practical solutions and strategies to increase vaccination rates, improve screening and diagnostic options, and develop novel...

HPV vaccination

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

This fall, experts from MD Anderson, the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adolescent vaccination rates for the human...

BY Laura Sussman

The good news is death rates continue to decline for the most common types of cancer, including lung, colon, breast and prostate.

The bad news is a far less common head and neck cancer is rising sharply. Since the late 1980s, cases of oropharyngeal cancers that attack the back of the throat, the base of the tongue and the tonsils have jumped 225%. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost three-fourths...

proton therapy for head and neck cancers