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

Ano de publicación: 2013

Volume: 18

Número: 3

Páxinas: 439-444

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa


Citas recibidas

  • Citas en Dialnet Métricas: 7 (01-12-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Ano 2013
  • Factor de impacto da revista: 1.095
  • Factor de impacto sen autocitas: 0.976
  • Article influence score: 0.333
  • Cuartil maior: Q3
  • Área: DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE Cuartil: Q3 Posición na área: 52/83 (Edición: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2013
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.692
  • Cuartil maior: Q2
  • Área: Otorhinolaryngology Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 37/115
  • Área: Medicine (miscellaneous) Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 955/2999
  • Área: Surgery Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 122/441
  • Área: Dentistry (miscellaneous) Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 36/131

Scopus CiteScore

  • Ano 2013
  • CiteScore da revista: 2.6
  • Área: Dentistry (all) Percentil: 74
  • Área: Surgery Percentil: 72
  • Área: Otorhinolaryngology Percentil: 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.