The role of human papilloma virus in lung cancer: a review of the evidence.

  title={The role of human papilloma virus in lung cancer: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Arash Rezazadeh and Damian A. Laber and Shin-je Ghim and Alfred Ben Jenson and Goetz Haus Kloecker},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={338 1},
Papillomaviruses are small nonenveloped DNA viruses that infect squamous epithelial cells. These viruses have been found in many organisms. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) give rise to a large spectrum of epithelial lesions, mainly benign hyperplasia (eg, warts and papillomas) with low malignant potential. There is a subgroup of HPV, the "high-risk" HPV, which is associated with precancerous and cancerous lesions. A small fraction of people infected with high-risk HPV will develop cancers that… CONTINUE READING


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