Oral cancer, HPV infection and evidence of sexual transmission

  1. Fátima Martín Hernán
  2. Juan Manuel Sánchez Hernández
  3. Jorge Cano Sánchez
  4. Julián Campo Trapero
  5. Jorge del Romero
Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa

ISSN: 1698-6946

Datum der Publikation: 2013

Ausgabe: 18

Nummer: 3

Seiten: 439-444

Art: Artikel

Andere Publikationen in: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa


Zitate erhalten

  • Zitate in Dialnet Metriken: 7 (24-09-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Jahr 2013
  • Impact Factor der Zeitschrift: 1.095
  • Impact Factor ohne Selbstzitierung: 0.976
  • Article influence score: 0.333
  • Höchstes Quartil: Q3
  • Bereich: DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 52/83 (Ausgabe: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Jahr 2013
  • Impact SJR der Zeitschrift: 0.692
  • Höchstes Quartil: Q2
  • Bereich: Otorhinolaryngology Quartil: Q2 Position im Bereich: 37/115
  • Bereich: Medicine (miscellaneous) Quartil: Q2 Position im Bereich: 955/2999
  • Bereich: Surgery Quartil: Q2 Position im Bereich: 122/441
  • Bereich: Dentistry (miscellaneous) Quartil: Q2 Position im Bereich: 36/131

Scopus CiteScore

  • Jahr 2013
  • CiteScore der Zeitschrift: 2.6
  • Bereich: Dentistry (all) Perzentil: 74
  • Bereich: Surgery Perzentil: 72
  • Bereich: Otorhinolaryngology Perzentil: 66


The incidence of oropharyngeal cancer and oral cancer is growing worldwide, both in young non-smokers and in young non-drinkers (smoking and drinking are considered the main risk factors). Epidemiologic studies suggest a strong association between the infection by human papillomavirus (HPV), especially types 16 and 18 (high oncological risk) which have already demonstrated their etiological role in anal tumours as well as in cervix cancer. There is clear epidemiologic evidence that both types of tumours relate to changes in sexual behaviour and that both are linked to sexual transmission of HPV. The number of oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases is rising nowadays, especially among young individuals with no typical toxic habits, such as tobacco and/or alcohol. In this review we set out to update the aspects related to the onset of oral cancer, its relationship with HPV infection and whether this association may be due to the sexual transmission of the virus.