Human papillomavirus infection and squamous cell carcinoma in Hong Kong: a case-control study
PKS Chan1, KF To2, SH Tsang3, CH Lau4, WH Kwong5, YHY Chan6
1 Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2 Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
3 Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital
4 Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
5 Department of Surgery, North District Hospital
6 Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital
1. Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA was found in 1.5% to 7.9% of patients with oesophageal cancer in Hong Kong.
2. Viral phenotype and molecular markers did not suggest an association between HPV infection and the development of oesophageal cancer.
3. Preventative measures specific for HPV infection such as vaccination might not have an impact on controlling oesophageal cancer.