Racial disparities in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) associated head and neck cancer.

  title={Racial disparities in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) associated head and neck cancer.},
  author={Jose L. Jiron and Seema Sethi and Rouba Ali-Fehmi and Silvia Franceschi and Linda Struijk and Leen-Jan van Doorn and Wim G. V. Quint and Ikuko Kato},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={35 2},
PURPOSE Poorer survival from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in African Americans (AA) may be due to disparity in the prevalence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) but earlier studies often failed to control other etiological factors. We aimed to elucidate whether racial disparities in HPV prevalence and overall survival were due to confounding from smoking or alcohol use. MATERIALS AND METHODS 385 patients with SCC of the mouth, pharynx, nose, or larynx who had surgical resection at… CONTINUE READING
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