Older articles on HPV and oral and oropharyngeal cancers, which even though the data is changing rapidly, we believe still contain some important and useful information or data.

HPV causes oral cancer

Morphological and immunohistochemical evidence suggesting human papillomavirus (HPV) involvement in oral squamous cell carcinogenesis. K Syrjanen, S Syrjanen, M Lamberg, S Pyrhonen, J Nuutinen. Int J Oral Surg 1983 Dec;12(6):418-424. 4/40 OSCCs were HPV positive.

Syrjanen / Int J Oral Surg 1983 abstract

Papillomavirus DNA in human tongue carcinomas. E-M de Villiers, H Weidauer, H Otto, H zur Hausen. Int J Cancer 1985 Nov 15;36(5):575-578. 3/7 carcinomas of the tongue were HPV positive.

de Villiers / Int J Cancer 1985 abstract

Local immunoreactivity and human papillomavirus (HPV) in oral precancer and cancer lesions. PO Lind, SM Syrjanen, KJ Syrjanen, HS Koppang, E Aas. Scand J Dent Res 1986 Oct;94(5):419-426. An observation of 20 oral leukoplakia patients, 10 of whom developed cancer: “Preceding the malignant transformation by 12 to 15 months, however, a remarkable shift from IgA to IgG plasma cell predominance was noticed in the biopsies of the cancer series, not detectable in the non-cancer group.” 7/10 of the cancer group and 6/10 of the non-cancer group were positive for HPV.

Lind / Scand J Dent Res 1986 abstract

Presence of human papillomavirus DNA in benign and precancerous oral leukoplakias and squamous cell carcinomas. A Gassenmaier, OP Hornstein. Dermatologica 1988;176(5):224-233. 56/373 (15%) specimens were HPV positive.

Gassenmaier / Dermatologica 1988 abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA sequences in oral precancerous lesions and squamous cell carcinoma demonstrated by in situ hybridization. SM Syrjanen, KJ Syrjanen, RP Happonen. J Oral Pathol 1988 Jul; 17(6):273-278. 6/51 (11.8%) oral SCCs contained HPV DNA.

Syrjanen / J Oral Pathol 1988 abstract

Detection of human papillomavirus genes in human oral tissue biopsies and cultures by polymerase chain reaction. NJ Maitland, T Bromidge, MF Cox, IJ Crane, SS Prime, C Scully. Br J Cancer 1989 May;59(5):698-703. Their main subject is the PCR process; however, they speak of “unequivocally positive results, in almost 50% of oral carcinomas tested.” This work was supported by the Cancer Research Campaign.

Maitland / Br J Cancer 1989 abstract

High prevalence of human papillomavirus infection and possible association with betel quid chewing and smoking in oral epidermoid carcinomas in Taiwan. KW Chang, CS Chang, KS Lai, MJ Chou, KB Choo. J Med Virol 1989 May;28(1):57-61. HPV was detected in 76.4% of 17 oral epidermoid (squamous) carcinomas.

Chang / J Med Virol 1989 abstract

Detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in oral squamous cell carcinomas by in situ hybridization and ploymerase chain reaction. F Chang, S Syrjanen, J Nuutinen, J Karja, K Syrjanen. Arch Dermatol Res 1990;282(8):493-497. 11/40 oral squamous cell carcinoma surgical samples contained HPV DNA. HPV was also found in adjacent precursor lesions, but not from the margins.

Chang / Arch Dermatol Res 1990 abstract

Detection of human papillomavirus-genomic DNA in oral epithelial dysplasias, oral smokeless tobacco-associated leukoplakias, and epithelial malignancies. RO Greer Jr, LR Eversole, LK Crosby. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1990;48:1201-1205. 3/50 (6%) oral SCCs were positive for HPV. This work was supported by the Smokeless Tobacco Research Council and the Sands House Foundation.

Greer / J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1990 abstract

Human papillomavirus DNA types in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. SL Watts, EE Brewer, TL Fry. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 Jun;71(6):701-707. 27/30 oral squamous cell carcinomas were HPV positive by PCR, and 31/49 by Southern Blot. This work was supported by the US Public Health Service and NIH.

Watts / Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 abstract

Detection of human papillomavirus DNA by in situ DNA hybridization and polymerase chain reaction in premalignant and malignant oral lesions. KR Shroyer, RO Greer Jr. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 Jun;71(6):708-713. 1/10 oral squamous cell carcinomas was HPv positive, as well as 4/24 epithelial dysplasias. This work was supported by the Smokeless Tobacco Research Council.

Shroyer / Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 abstract

In situ hybridization analysis of human papillomavirus DNA in oral muosal lesions. MS Zeuss, CS Miller, DK White. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 Jun;71(6):714-720. HPV DNA was found in benign lesions but not in 15 oral squamous cell carcinomas. This work was supported by the University of Kentucky Medical Center Research Fund.

Zeuss / Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 abstract

Detection of human papillomavirus in head and neck tumors with DNA hybridization and immunohistochemical analysis. H Tsuchiya, Y Tomita, H Shirasawa, H Tanzawa, K Sato, B Simizu. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 Jun;71(6):721-725. HPV was found in 3/23 oral SCCs.

Tsuchiya / Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1991 abstract

In situ DNA hybridization analysis of oral papillomas, leukoplakias, and carcinomas for human papillo