Published in Cancer Weekly, December 30th, 2003
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, "squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck commonly affects patients in their sixth decade and older, particularly those with a prolonged history of alcohol and tobacco abuse. Less frequently, carcinomas occur in young individuals, even in the absence of known risk factors.
"The purpose of this study is to investigate a possible relationship between these tumors and human papillomavirus (HPV). Thirty-three cases of SCC of the head and neck in young...
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