Molecular epidemiology of human papillomavirus

Talia Hoory, Archana Monie, Patti Gravitt, T. C. Wu

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Abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been considered to be an etiologic factor for anogenital cancers, such as cervical cancer and possibly a subset of cancers of the aerodigestive tract. These small, non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses primarily infect the epithelium and induce benign as well as malignant lesions of the mucosa and skin. Some HPVs are considered to be high-risk due to their strong implication in carcinogenesis, particularly the malignant progression of cervical tumors. The recognition of papillomaviruses as a major etiologic agent for human cancers has increased their medical importance and stimulated research into developing strategies for the screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HPV-associated diseas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-217
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume107
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Epidemiology
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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