Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Human papillomavirus type 16
(HPV 16) is the HPV type most frequently detected in human cancers and is
associated with an increased risk of cervical and lower anogenital tract tumors.
Some researchers have speculated that HPV infection may play a role in prostate
cancer, a common malignancy among men, based on an association of this cancer
with sexual activities.1 However, studies
of HPV 16 DNA in prostate cancer tissues have shown inconsistent results.2,3
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