Prevalence and prognostic value of human papillomavirus genotypes in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma: a Korean multicenter study.

@article{No2015PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and prognostic value of human papillomavirus genotypes in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma: a Korean multicenter study.},
  author={Jae Hong No and Myung-Whun Sung and Jeong Hun Hah and Seung Ho Choi and Myung Chul Lee and Hee Seung Kim and Yong Sang Song},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={121 4},
  pages={535-44}
}
BACKGROUND This study was aimed at investigating the change in the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) and the association of the HPV genotype with the prognosis. METHODS This multicenter study included 175 patients with TSCC from 3 general hospitals between 1991 and 2009. HPV DNA was detected in paraffin-embedded tissues with genotyping chips. A survival analysis that considered clinicopathological factors, the HPV genotype, and the… CONTINUE READING