More reasons to give HPV vax

Breakthrough research from the University of NSW found HPV infection tripled the risk of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).

Although rare in Australia, OSCC is the more common of two types of oesophageal cancer and is the sixth highest cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, researchers believe.

Senior author Professor Raina MacIntyre, head of the school of public health at UNSW, said the meta-analysis of 21 studies resolved a previous uncertainty about the link between HPV and OSCC,