Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: 1990

  • Paul H. Levine
  • Andrew T. Huang
  • Louis Weiland
  • Allan Hildesheim
  • David Brizel
  • T. Boyce Cole
  • Samuel R. Fisher
  • Timothy J. Panella
  • James Jian
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Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 24)

Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignancy of considerable interest and importance, not only because of its major impact on specific populations, such as Cantonese Chinese and North Africans, but also because of the accumulating information allowing a better understanding of the relative contribution of environmental and genetic factors in this tumor which is believed to have Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as a necessary etiologic agent. The greater impact of this disease in developing countries, where application of new clinical and laboratory tools is difficult, has undoubtedly delayed progress in controlling NPC, but the development of multidisciplinary studies on an international basis has led to significant improvements in early detection, treatment, and understanding of disease pathogenesis. In this report, we will summarize some of the recent advances that hopefully will lead to the control of this neoplasm.

Keywords

Dust Lymphoma Selenium Adduct Oncol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul H. Levine
    • 1
  • Andrew T. Huang
    • 2
    • 3
  • Louis Weiland
    • 4
  • Allan Hildesheim
    • 1
  • David Brizel
    • 2
  • T. Boyce Cole
    • 2
  • Samuel R. Fisher
    • 2
  • Timothy J. Panella
    • 2
  • James Jian
    • 3
  1. 1.National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Sun Yat-Sen Cancer CenterTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Mayo ClinicScottsdaleUSA

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