Human papillomavirus accounts both for increased incidence and better prognosis in tonsillar cancer.

@article{Dahlstrand2008HumanPA,
  title={Human papillomavirus accounts both for increased incidence and better prognosis in tonsillar cancer.},
  author={Hanna Mellin Dahlstrand and Anders N{\"a}sman and Mircea Romanitan and David B. Lindquist and Torbj{\"o}rn Ramqvist and Tina Dalianis},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 2B},
  pages={1133-8}
}
The aim of this review is to present the current knowledge on the status and significance of human papillomavirus (HPV) in tonsillar cancer. An increase in the incidence of tonsillar cancer has been reported and recent data suggest that this increase is due to an increased proportion of HPV in these tumours. Furthermore, patients with HPV positive cancer have been shown to have a lower risk of relapse and longer survival compared to patients with HPV-negative tonsillar cancer. Tailoring… CONTINUE READING

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