Human papillomavirus DNA types in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck.

@article{Watts1991HumanPD,
  title={Human papillomavirus DNA types in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck.},
  author={S L Watts and Eileen Brewer and Trevor Fry},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1991},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={701-7}
}
Previous studies have found variable evidence suggestive of a role for human papillomavirus (HPV) in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. In this study 49 cases of primary verrucous or squamous cell carcinoma from patients referred to a regional medical center were examined initially by Southern blot hybridization to detect HPV types 2, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18, and 32. Approximately 60% of carcinomas from certain head and neck sites, particularly the floor of the mouth, tongue, pharynx… CONTINUE READING

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