Prevalence of human papillomavirus among oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma cases: systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Petrick2014PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of human papillomavirus among oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma cases: systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Jessica L Petrick and Annah B. Wyss and Anne M. Butler and Caitlin Cummings and Xinguo Sun and C. Poole and Jennifer Smith and Andrew F. Olshan},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
Background:Oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) has been hypothesised as a risk factor for oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), but aetiological research has been limited by the varying methodology used for establishing HPV prevalence. The aims of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to estimate the prevalence of HPV DNA detected in OSCC tumours and the influence of study characteristics.Methods:Study-level estimates of overall and type-specific HPV prevalence were meta-analysed… CONTINUE READING