HPV & head and neck cancer: a descriptive update

@article{Goon2009HPVH,
  title={HPV & head and neck cancer: a descriptive update},
  author={Peter K C Goon and Margaret Stanley and Joerg Ebmeyer and Lars Steinstraesser and Tahwinder Upile and Waseem K. Jerjes and Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Martin G{\"o}rner and Holger Sudhoff},
  journal={Head & Neck Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={36 - 36}
}
The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been gradually increasing over the last three decades. Recent data have now attributed a viral aetiology to a subset of head and neck cancers. Several studies indicate that oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is likely to be sexually acquired. The dominance of HPV 16 in HPV+ HNSCC is even greater than that seen in cervical carcinoma of total worldwide cases. Strong evidence suggests that HPV+ status is an important… CONTINUE READING
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