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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;22(6):1143-53, vii-viii. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2008.10.002.

Human papillomavirus in HNSCC: a European epidemiologic perspective.

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Head and Neck Medical Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milan, Italy. lisa.licitra@istitutotumori.mi.it

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess incidence and survival of human papillomavirus-related and unrelated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma sites from 15 European population-based cancer registries. This analysis was performed on 29,265 adult (aged approximately 15 years) cancer patients diagnosed in the period from 1988 to 2002. The human papillomavirus-unrelated cancer sites had an age-standardized incidence higher than the human papillomavirus-related cancer cases (3.8 versus 2.5/100,000 year). Incidence rates of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas increased more for human papillomavirus-related than unrelated cancer sites. Three-year survival rates improved more in human papillomavirus-related than unrelated cancer sites, and women had better rates of survival than men.

PMID:
19010264
DOI:
10.1016/j.hoc.2008.10.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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