Identification and typing of human papillomavirus in cervical cancers in Taiwan.

  title={Identification and typing of human papillomavirus in cervical cancers in Taiwan.},
  author={S. L. Chen and C P Han and Y P Tsao and Jun Woo Lee and Chang Sheng Yin},
  volume={72 6},
BACKGROUND Although human papillomaviruses (HPV) are associated with cervical cancer, it has yet to be determined if specific HPV types have clinical or prognostic significance. METHODS Identification and typing of HPV were done by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism. RESULTS Of the 43 cases of cervical cancer, 31 (72%) were HPV positive. The results of HPV typing in 40 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix revealed the presence of HPV-16 in… CONTINUE READING


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