Infection of human papillomaviruses in cancers of different human organ sites

Shukla, Shirish ; Bharti, Alok C. ; Mahata, Sutapa ; Hussain, Showket ; Kumar, Rakesh ; Hedau, Suresh ; Das, Bhudev C. (2009) Infection of human papillomaviruses in cancers of different human organ sites Indian Journal of Medical Research, 130 . pp. 222-223. ISSN 0019-5340

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Clinico-epidemiological and molecular studies have established the casual link between Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer as also association of HPV infection with several other cancers. In India, cervical cancer is a leading cancer among women and almost all cases of cervical cancer show prevalence of High Risk (HR)-HPV infection. HPV has been also detected in a significant proportion of oral, esophageal, anal, vaginal, vulvar, and penile cancer and in a small percentage of lung, laryngeal, and stomach cancer in India. Due to lack of organized HPV screening program, insufficient infrastructure and trained manpower and inadequacy in cancer registries, there are not much data available on the countrywide HPV prevalence and its type distribution in different cancers in India. Forthcoming introduction of recently developed HPV vaccines in India given a new urgency to know the prevalence and distribution of various HPV types in different organ sites for the management and monitoring of vaccination program and its impact on prevalence of other cancers. This review, summarizes studies on the prevalence of HPV infection in cancers of different organ sites in India.

Item Type:Article
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Keywords:Anogenital Cancers; Cervical Cancer; Head and Neck Cancers; Human Papillomavirus; India; International Standards; Organ Sites; WHO HPV Labnet
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Deposited On:27 Oct 2010 06:27
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