Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 16th, 2009
"We investigated the association among oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), multiple primary cancers (MPCs), insulin resistance and HCV infection. Upper gastrointestinal tract examination and determination of the presence of HCV infection were routinely done for 60 primary OSCC patients. Occurrence of MPCs was evaluated between 1992 and 2008. Of the 60 patients, 21 (35%: 15 males and 6 females; mean age 67.3 +/- 11.9 years) developed MPCs. Antibodies to HCV were found in 26.7% (16/60) of cases. The...
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