04 Oct '11, 6am

Oral sex more likely to lead to throat cancer than smoking: Study #Malaysia #Singapore

NEW YORK - A virus spread by oral sex may now be the cause of more cases of throat cancer in men than smoking. According to researchers in a report released yesterday, over the last 20 years, there has been a surge in cases of oral cancer linked directly to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, by about 58 per cent. By 2020, the virus which mostly affects men is expected to become more common than HPV-caused cervical cancer. Such a finding places more pressure on Merck, the second-largest drugmaker in the United States, to conduct large-scale trials to see if its vaccine Gardasil, which wards off cervical cancer in women, can also prevent HPV throat infections. "The burden of cancer caused by HPV is going to shift from women to men in this decade," Dr Maura Gillison, an oncologist at Ohio State University and study senior author, said. "What we believe is happening is that the...

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