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Possible link between HPV infection and lung cancer
Possible link between HPV infection and lung cancer

(April 11, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Philadelphia – Some lung cancers may be linked to HPV, according to a report presented at the AACR annual meeting. Researchers studied over 30 tissue samples from a group of lung cancer patients who had never smoked. They found that 4 (or 6%) of the samples had signs of infection from two HPV strains known to cause cancer, HPV 14 and 16. When researchers examined 2 of the samples that were infected by HPV 16, they found that the virus was engrained in the tumor's DNA. These findings suggest that the HPV infection caused the tumor

 
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