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

Argitalpen urtea: 2013

Alea: 18

Zenbakia: 3

Orrialdeak: 439-444

Mota: Artikulua

Beste argitalpen batzuk: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa


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  • Aipamenak Dialnet Métricas atarian: 7 (24-09-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Urtea 2013
  • Aldizkariaren eragin faktorea: 1.095
  • Aldizkariaren eragin faktorea auto-aipamenik gabe: 0.976
  • Article influence score: 0.333
  • Kuartil nagusia: Q3
  • Arloa: DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE Kuartila: Q3 Postua arloan: 52/83 (Edizioa: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

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  • Kuartil nagusia: Q2
  • Arloa: Otorhinolaryngology Kuartila: Q2 Postua arloan: 37/115
  • Arloa: Medicine (miscellaneous) Kuartila: Q2 Postua arloan: 955/2999
  • Arloa: Surgery Kuartila: Q2 Postua arloan: 122/441
  • Arloa: Dentistry (miscellaneous) Kuartila: Q2 Postua arloan: 36/131

Scopus CiteScore

  • Urtea 2013
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  • Arloa: Dentistry (all) Pertzentila: 74
  • Arloa: Surgery Pertzentila: 72
  • Arloa: Otorhinolaryngology Pertzentila: 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.