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HIV-associated salivary gland and nasopharyngeal cancers

Friday 21 October 2011

Individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) manifest an increased risk of cancer, particularly cancers caused by oncogenic viruses.

The elevated risks of salivary gland and nasopharyngeal cancers among people with AIDS suggest that immunosuppression and oncogenic viral infections are etiologically important.

Open references

- Salivary gland and nasopharyngeal cancers in individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in United States. Shebl FM, Bhatia K, Engels EA. Int J Cancer. 2010 May 15;126(10):2503-8. PMID: 19810095 (Free)