Does HPV cause prostate cancer?

Researchers say there’s a strong association, underlining the potential benefit of vaccination for males

High-risk HPV subtypes that are known to cause a majority of cervical cancers could also play a causal role in prostate cancer, Australian researchers suggest.

They say the results of a study suggest it is “highly likely” that universal HPV vaccination could have the added benefit of also reducing prostate cancer mortality.

In a systematic review of 26 case-control studies, Emeritus Professor James Lawson and honorary senior research fellow Wendy Glenn, from UNSW Sydney, assessed the association between HPV infection and prostate cancer.

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