Role of human papilloma virus in the oral carcinogenesis: an Indian perspective.

  title={Role of human papilloma virus in the oral carcinogenesis: an Indian perspective.},
  author={Noureen M Chocolatewala and Pankaj P. Chaturvedi},
  journal={Journal of cancer research and therapeutics},
  volume={5 2},
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common cancers in the Indian subcontinent. Although tobacco and alcohol are the main etiologic factors for nearly three-fourth of these cancers, no definite etiologic factor can be identified in one-fourth of the cases. There is growing evidence that human papilloma virus (HPV) may act as a cocarcinogen, along with tobacco, in the causation of oral cancers. The role of HPV in the etiology of anogenital cancers has been firmly established… CONTINUE READING
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