Table 2

Results of HPV DNA testing on lung cancer and adjacent normal lung tissue specimens and characteristics of smoking habit in 100 lung cancer patients, by tumor histology
Histology No. HPV-positive / total Never-smokers, no. Ever-smokers
Cancer tissuea Normal tissue No. Smoking habit, years, median (range) Cigarettes/day, median (range)
Adenocarcinoma 0 / 67 0 / 72 15 57 40 (15–71) 20 (5–70)
Squamous cell carcinoma 0 / 20 0 / 20 3 17 45 (20–70) 20 (3–45)
Other 0 / 8 0 / 8 1 7 40 (35–60) 20 (10–40)

a Results from 95 tumoral specimens available for testing.

Galvan et al.

Galvan et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:512   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-512

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