HPV-associated head and neck cancers in the Asia Pacific: A critical literature review & meta-analysis.

@article{Shaikh2015HPVassociatedHA,
  title={HPV-associated head and neck cancers in the Asia Pacific: A critical literature review & meta-analysis.},
  author={Mushfiq Hassan Shaikh and Nigel A. J. McMillan and Newell W Johnson},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={923-38}
}
BACKGROUND Malignancies of the upper aero-digestive tract are a major public health problem, especially in the Asia Pacific. Certain Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are well-established risk factors for carcinoma of the uterine cervix and for a subset of head and neck carcinomata: however their true importance in different populations and anatomical subsites remains unclear. The major risk factors in Asia Pacific remain smoked/smokeless tobacco, areca nut, alcohol abuse and poor diet, with… CONTINUE READING