Using Data on Tumor Grade in Cancer Registries to Enhance Surveillance of Oropharyngeal Cancers in Relation to the Human Papillomavirus Epidemic.

@article{Polednak2016UsingDO,
  title={Using Data on Tumor Grade in Cancer Registries to Enhance Surveillance of Oropharyngeal Cancers in Relation to the Human Papillomavirus Epidemic.},
  author={Anthony P Polednak},
  journal={Journal of registry management},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
BACKGROUND Incidence rates have been increasing in US whites for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) at anatomic sites involving the oropharynx (OP) and classified as potentially associated with human papillomavirus (HPV). Registries have not routinely collected data on HPV status of tumors. High tumor grade (poorly differentiated or undifferentiated), however, has been associated with HPV positivity in clinical studies. This study explored the potential value of adding data on tumor grade to… CONTINUE READING

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