Published: 07.11.2017, updated: 05.01.2018
Associated with HPV-infection
Penile cancer is a rare disease, reported to occur at rates around 1 per 100,000 men in several Western countries. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) account for the vast majority of penile cancer cases, and this cancer mostly affects older men.
There are several risk factors for penile cancer, including sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Approximately half of the cancer cases are HPV positive.
Incidence, mortality and survival
We examine penile SCC incidence, mortality and survival trends in Norway from 1956 to 2016. We focus om SCC because it is associated with HPV and thus represent a group of cancers that may be increasing worldwide, and that may have the potential to be prevented by vaccination against HPV.
We also describe characteristics of all primary cases of malignant penile cancer diagnosed in Norway during this 60-year period.
This study uses de-identified data from the Cancer Registry of Norway.
The project has recently been finalized.
Hansen BT, Orumaa M, Lie AK, et al.
Int J Cancer (2017)
Cancer Registry of Norway
Bo Terning Hansen, Madleen Orumaa and Mari Nygård.
Radiumhospitalet: Bjørn Brennhovd
Sykehuset Østfold: Agnes Kathrine Lie