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Letters HPV vaccination

Inaccurate assumptions about oropharyngeal cancer

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4525
  1. Erich M Sturgis, associate professor1,
  2. Kristina R Dahlstrom, doctoral student2
  1. 1Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
  2. 2University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
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    The article by Kim and Goldie on the cost effectiveness of including boys in a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme made assumptions about oropharyngeal cancers that are inaccurate.1 The prevalence of HPV in oropharyngeal …

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