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The Increasing Importance of Human Papillomavirus in Head and Neck Cancer

January 6, 2016

When

January 6 , 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who

Carole Fakhry, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Where

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, M106
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Carole Fakhry, an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver a keynote address as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Oral Health Week.

Her visit, the fifth annual Delta Dental of Virginia Oral Health Lecture, is made possible through a gift by Delta Dental of Virginia.

Fakhry earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins, where she also completed her internship, residency, and fellowship. As part of her research, she explores the natural history of human papillomavirus. She is particularly interested in the development of innovative mechanisms for the screening and early discovery of oral cancers.

Fakhry’s topic is important to health, as human papillomavirus is one of the most significant infectious causes of cancer. Several decades ago, the virus was recognized as a cause of cervical cancer. Since then, the virus has been detected in other parts of the body, including the larynx and the tonsils.

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6:30.

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