Apoptotic capacity and risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.


BACKGROUND Tobacco smoke and alcohol drinking are the major risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Smoking and drinking cause DNA damage leading to apoptosis, and insufficient apoptotic capacity may favour development of cancer because of the dysfunction of removing damaged cells. In the present study, we investigated the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejca.2016.11.018


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