Thursday, 9 January 2014

HPV a risk factor for oesophageal cancer as well as cervical cancer: Chinese study

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is known to be associated with cervical cancer and now Chinese researchers have shown that HPV plays a similar role in the etiology of oesophageal cancer. According to a study in the Archives of Virology researchers in Linzhou, Henan, found that infection with high risk HPV types was the risk for both cervical dysplasia and oesophageal cancer by four fold.

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