The role of surgery and deescalation for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

Cancer. 2024 Mar 18. doi: 10.1002/cncr.35287. Online ahead of print.


Recently published and ongoing trials are helping to define the role of transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer. Evidence to date supports the use of surgery as a valuable tool in the multidisciplinary deescalation of low-risk human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Keywords: head and neck cancer; human papillomavirus; oropharyngeal cancer; oropharynx; squamous cell carcinoma; transoral robotic surgery.