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Title: Aetiological parallel between tonsillar and anogenital squamous-cell carcinomas.
Authors: Frisch M,  Biggar RJ
Journal: Lancet
Date: 1999 Oct 23
Branches: IIB
PubMed ID: 10543674
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated anogenital cancers had a 4.3-fold increased risk of tonsillar squamous-cell carcinoma. These cancer types also have histopathological and molecular biological similarities. Thus HPV may be aetiologically important in tonsillar carcinogenesis.