Early detection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma by plasma Epstein-Barr virus DNA analysis in a surveillance program.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is prevalent in Southeast Asia. Over the last decade, plasma Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA has been developed as a tumor marker for NPC. In this study, the authors investigated whether plasma EBV DNA analysis is useful for NPC surveillance. METHODS In total, 1318 volunteers ages 40 to 60 years were prospectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28001

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