Study Confirms Link Between HPV And Oesophageal Cancer

Prof Shan Rajenda
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Prof Shan Rajenda
Guest Bio: Professor Shan Rajendra, lead researcher of The Ingham Institute’s Gastro-Intestinal Viral Oncology Group, who uncovered another world-first finding in the area of oesophageal cancer, showing that an increased viral load of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may increase the risk of developing Barrett’s Oesophagus and oesophageal cancer.

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Prof Rajenda will talk about a study that confirms a link between HPV and oesophageal cancer.



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Katherine Lodge: Thank you for listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m Katherine and today we’re talking about a study that confirms a link between HPV and oesophageal cancer. The Ingham Institutes Gastro-Intestinal Viral Oncology Group has uncovered an another world-first finding in the area of oesophageal cancer, showing that an increased viral load of Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, may increase the risk of developing Barrett’s Oesophagus, sorry esophagus, and oesophageal cancer.

The study was led by Professor Shan Rajendra from the University of New South Wales and Bankstown Hospital researcher at the Ingham Institute. Welcome to our show, Shan.

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