Long Term Trends in Incidence, Survival and Mortality of Primary Penile Cancer in England.
Suks Minhas was part of a team looking at the incidence, survival and mortality of primary penile cancer between the years of 1971 and 2010.
The study concluded that there has been a 21% increase in penile cancer incidence in England since the 1970s which may be explained by changes in sexual practice, greater exposure to sexually transmitted onogenic human papilloma viruses and decreasing rates of childhood circumcision. Improvement in survival is likely due to advances in diagnostic, staging and surgical techniques. The overall conclusion was that there is a need for public health education and potential preventative strategies to address the increasing incidence.