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Keywords:

  • methods;
  • human papillomavirus;
  • cancer;
  • surveillance

Abstract

Increased attention to human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers in light of the recent release of an HPV vaccine, as well as increased availability of cancer registry data that now include reporting from a large proportion of the US population, prompted the current assessment of HPV-associated cancers. This article describes methods used to assess the burden of HPV-associated cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oral cavity/oropharyngeal cancers in the United States during 1998 through 2003 using cancer registry data, and it provides a brief overview of the epidemiology of these cancers. Cancer 2008;113(10 suppl):2841–54. Published 2008 by the American Cancer Society.