Descriptive epidemiology and risk factors for head and neck cancer.

Journal Article (Review)

Although more common in developing countries, over 11,000 deaths will occur in the United States from head and neck cancer in 2004. Squamous cell carcinomas account for the vast majority of cases in the United States and the majority of these are related to exposure to tobacco and alcohol. Newer data suggest a genetic contribution. This group is the focus of primary and secondary preventative efforts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sturgis, EM; Wei, Q; Spitz, MR

Published Date

  • December 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 726 - 733

PubMed ID

  • 15599850

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15599850

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0093-7754

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2004.09.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States