Bastian Voice Institute physician Dr. Brent Richardson presented with several others a study on the human papillomavirus (HPV) at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago. The study was titled “Detection of Novel HPV Mutations and Chromosomal Number Imbalance (CNI) in Laryngeal Cancer Using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).”
The new testing methods described in this study enable a complete description of the specific genetic damage causing individual HPV-induced tumors. This technology may change the way tumors are treated on an individual basis, and allow for rapid assessment of whether the treatment is working. HPV causes certain larynx cancers, as well as recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, both conditions of which Bastian Voice Institute has a large caseload.