Incidence trends of human papillomavirus-related head and neck cancer in Taiwan, 1995-2009.

  title={Incidence trends of human papillomavirus-related head and neck cancer in Taiwan, 1995-2009.},
  author={T Hwang and J R Hsiao and Chia-Rung Tsai and Jeffrey S. Chang},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={137 2},
Recent studies suggested that human papillomavirus (HPV) is an emerging risk factor of head and neck cancer (HNC), particularly for oropharyngeal cancer. Studies from the West showed a rising trend of HPV-related HNC despite a decrease of the overall HNC incidence. In contrast, the overall HNC incidence in Taiwan has continued to rise. It is not clear whether the incidence trends of HPV-related HNC in Taiwan have a similar pattern to those from countries with an overall decreasing incidence of… CONTINUE READING
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