Prevalence, Morphology, and Prognosis of Human Papillomavirus in Tonsillar Cancer

@article{Luginbuhl2009PrevalenceMA,
  title={Prevalence, Morphology, and Prognosis of Human Papillomavirus in Tonsillar Cancer},
  author={Adam J. Luginbuhl and Melinda Sanders and Jeffrey D. Spiro},
  journal={Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology},
  year={2009},
  volume={118},
  pages={742 - 749}
}
Objectives: We sought to identify the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma, and to examine the relationship of HPV to prognosis and tumor morphology. Methods: We performed in situ hybridization for HPV and retrospective clinical outcome analysis. Results: Of the 48 patients with tonsillar carcinoma, in situ hybridization identified 35% as HPV-positive tumors. Age-matched controls had no evidence of HPV. There was no significant difference between HPV… CONTINUE READING

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