Prognostic significance of HPV-16 serologic markers in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Tim Waterboer, Caihua Liang, Carmen J. Marsit, Michael D. McClean, Heather H. Nelson, Michael Pawlita & Karl T. Kelsey
Background: It has been shown that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 (HPV-16) is associated with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), with a preponderance of the infection-associated tumors arising in the oropharynx. Other risk factors for HNSCC include tobacco and alcohol consumption. Detection[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]