Published in Cancer Weekly, August 17th, 2004
"Infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is necessary for the development of cervical cancer. However, the majority of the HPV infections are efficiently cleared by the immune system and only a minority persist and induce the development of malignant lesions. Several studies provided evidence that intratype genetic variations are implicated in determining the clinical outcome of HPV infections," wrote F. Gemignani and...
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