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Natural History of HPV infection and triggers of cervical carcinogenesis

This talk by Barbara Mosicky from California provides a really interesting look at the current knowledge of how cancers develop as well as factors which make women more vulnerable to experiencing a transforming infection.

It includes new information on HPV transmission from the “Sex on Sunday” study as well as how chronic inflammation and smoking affect squamous metaplasia. In addition she looks at the influence of the microbiome on viral integration and the risk of cancer.