STIEF News August 2019

In this 'World Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Day' issue:

 

The Vaccine That Can Prevent Cancer

STIEF Director, Dr Cathy Stephenson, devoted her Stuff column last week to head and neck cancer and the HPV vaccine.

Read the article here.

Radio NZ Interview with Professor Swee Tan 

Jesse Mulligan was joined by Professor Swee Tan on the 26th of July to highlight the correlation between head and neck cancers and HPV.

Listen to the interview here.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Network

People affected by head and neck cancer can find advocacy, connection and support in the Head and Neck Cancer Support Network.

The Network offers a range of supportive services including online groups, support groups, and resources. Join their community by signing in to their community website where they share the latest news about head and neck cancer and the Network.

Visit the Head and Neck Cancer Support Network here.

HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Research

Some local research which may be of interest:

  • Journal article: Changing prevalence and treatment outcomes of patients with p16 human papillomavirus related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in New Zealand - British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 54 (2016) 898-903. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2016.05.033
  • Erratum: to "Changing prevalence and treatment outcomes of patients with p16 human papillomavirus related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in New Zealand" - British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 55 (2017) 754. DOI:10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.01.013
  • Journal article: The prevalence of human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal cancer in a New Zealand population - PLoS ONE, 12(10) 1-13: E0186424. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0186424
  • Conference presentation: The prevalence of human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal cancer in New Zealand - presented by Rebecca Lucas-Roxburgh at the 10th NZ Immunisation Conference 9 September 2017

 

NZ HPV Project Resources

The NZ HPV Project has the following HPV-related head and neck cancer resources available:

Resources for health professionals

  • Video: The male story - emerging epidemic of HPV-related head and neck cancer. A lecture with Dr Bruce Haughey and Dr Julian White (2016)
  • Guidelines for the management of genital, anal and throat HPV infection in NZ
    • HPV-related disease in the head and neck (page 23)
    • HPV vaccines (page 28)
  • Video: Translating research into practice. The HPV vaccine story - where to in 2017. A lecture with Professor Ian Frazer

 

Consumer information

  • Pamphlet: HPV and throat cancer: common questions and answers
  • Pamphlet: Preventing HPV cancers by vaccination: what everyone should know
  • Video: HPV vaccine and your sexual health (made with young people for young people!)