Comparative study of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Okinawa, Southern Japan and Sapporo in Hokkaido, Northern Japan; with special reference to human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus infection.

@article{Tsuhako2000ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Okinawa, Southern Japan and Sapporo in Hokkaido, Northern Japan; with special reference to human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus infection.},
  author={K Tsuhako and Iwao Nakazato and Jun-ichi Miyagi and Teruo Iwamasa and Akira Arasaki and Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka and Hajime Sunakawa and Geniku Kohama and Tatsuhiko Abo},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={70-9}
}
In Okinawa, a subtropical island in Southern Japan, the incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma is 1.5 times higher than that in mainland Japan. Sixty cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma from 1993 to 1996 in Okinawa and 42 cases over the same period in Sapporo were examined histologically. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification with primers specific for HPV and EBV. In situ hybridisations of the viruses were… CONTINUE READING
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