The role of human papillomavirus in the increased incidence of base of tongue cancer.

@article{Attner2010TheRO,
  title={The role of human papillomavirus in the increased incidence of base of tongue cancer.},
  author={Per Attner and Juan Du and Anders N{\"a}sman and Lalle Hammarstedt and Torbj{\"o}rn Ramqvist and Johan Lindholm and Linda Marklund and Tina Dalianis and Eva Munck-Wikland},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 12},
  pages={2879-84}
}
Numerous reports have shown that the incidence for oropharyngeal cancer is increasing and that human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor. However, few studies have investigated the specific subsites of the oropharynx. Following our previous research on tonsillar cancer, we assessed the increase in the incidence of base of tongue cancer and the prevalence of HPV in this disease. Between 1998 and 2007, 109 patients were diagnosed for base of tongue cancer in Stockholm county. Ninety-five… CONTINUE READING