Method-related bias in prevalence of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) subtypes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Ulrike Scharrer, Andreas Boehm, Christian Mozet, Andreas Dietz, Anett Reiche, Kristin Herrmann, Nadine Hentschel, Solveig Tenckhoff & Gunnar Wichmann
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) of the oropharynx (OSCC) is known to be at least partially triggered by oncogenic subtypes of papillomaviruses (HPV). In OSCC, research mostly focused on HPV16 but essential variations in prevalence are reported. It is not yet completely clear, if these [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]