Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) has emerged as a distinct clinical entity of head and neck cancer with expected high survival. This recognition has led to the investigation of whether a population of patients can be identified who can safely undergo treatment de-escalation, in an effort to minimize long-term treatment toxicity while maintaining excellent survival. The purpose of this review is to describe the rationale for treatment deintensification for HPV-related OPSCC, summarize available results from published clinical trials, explore the methods by which risk groups are assigned, and provide context for the multitude of clinical trials that are currently underway.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 2020|
- Human papillomavirus
- Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery
- Cancer Research