Age, sexual behavior and human papillomavirus infection in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers.

@article{Smith2004AgeSB,
  title={Age, sexual behavior and human papillomavirus infection in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers.},
  author={Elaine M. Smith and Justine M. Ritchie and Kurt F Summersgill and Jens Klu\ssmann and John Hwa Lee and Donghong Wang and Thomas H. Haugen and Lubomir P. Turek},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={766-72}
}
There are few well-established patient risk factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were significant different risk factors and tumor characteristics between HPV-positive and HPV-negative cancer cases. HPV was evaluated in cancer tissue and exfoliated oral cells of 193 oral cavity/oropharynx cancer patients using PCR and direct DNA sequencing. A patient questionnaire collected… CONTINUE READING
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