Epidemiologic classification of human papillomavirus types associated with cervical cancer.

  title={Epidemiologic classification of human papillomavirus types associated with cervical cancer.},
  author={Nubia Mu{\~n}oz and Francesc Xavier Bosch and Silvia de Sanjos{\'e} and Rolando Herrero and Xavier Castellsagu{\'e} and Keerti V. Shah and Peter J. F. Snijders and Chris J L M Meijer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={348 6},
BACKGROUND Infection with human papilloma virus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer, but the risk associated with the various HPV types has not been adequately assessed. METHODS We pooled data from 11 case-control studies from nine countries involving 1918 women with histologically confirmed squamous-cell cervical cancer and 1928 control women. A common protocol and questionnaire were used. Information on risk factors was obtained by personal interviews, and cervical cells were… CONTINUE READING
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