Human papillomaviruses strongly associated with oral cancer

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The role of human papillomaviruses (HPV) in the development of premalignant and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a hotly debated topic despite recognition of its role in cervical squamous cell carcinoma of uteri. The main aim of this systematic review was to calculate the pooled estimates of the odds ratio (OR) for the association [read the full story…]

Malignant transformation rates in oral potentially malignant disorders

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The aims of the study were to determine how frequently oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) transform to cancer and to identify clinical and histological factors determining the rates of transformation. The study cohort  included 1357 patients with biopsy-confirmed OPMDs seen at Guy’s Hospital between 1990 and 1999 and followed up until 2005.  The patients’ details [read the full story…]