Throat cancer linked to HPV infection

12/3/2012 | Reuters

Chinese researchers examined 55 studies and found that 28% of laryngeal cancer patients had cancerous tissues positive for human papillomavirus infection. An analysis of 12 studies showed that cancerous throat tissues were 5.4 times more likely to test positive for HPV infection compared with non-cancerous tissues. The findings appeared in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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