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Table 2 Distribution of HPV16 in HNSCCs at different anatomical locations

From: Molecular analyses of unselected head and neck cancer cases demonstrates that human papillomavirus transcriptional activity is positively associated with survival and prognosis

Anatomical site HPV16 L1 DNA Percent HPV16 E6/E7 DNA Percent
Larynx (n = 16) 6 37.5 8 50
Oropharynx (n = 15) 9 60 9 60
Hypopharynx (n = 5) 2 40 1 20
Oral cavity (n = 4) 2 50 3 75
Other (n = 2) 0 0 0 0
Total (n = 42) 19 100 21 100
  1. There was no association between the detection of HPV16 DNA and tumour site