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Epidemiology of human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, ultraviolet (uv) radiation in relation to non-melanoma skin cancer

Objective

Non-melanoma skin cancers (squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma) are the most frequent malignant tumours of man. The etiology of skin cancer is still under debate. Recent reports demonstrated a high prevalence of human-papillomovirus (HPV)-DNA in non-melanoma skin cancers. The etiologic role of some HPV types in the development of cervical cancer is well established. HPV types probably also play a role in head and neck cancers. The identification of HPV in skin cancer may indicate a similar key role in the pathogenesis of skin tumours, which would raise prospects of prevention by vaccination and provide targets for therapeutic options. This proposal is the first unified initiative of nine European institutions in Northern and Southern Europe and one in Australia, each disposing of a long-standing expertise in the field of papillomavirus research and/or epidemiology of skin cancer to study the role of HPV in skin cancer oncogenesis.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2300 RC Leiden
Netherlands

Participants (9)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA OSPEDALI RUINITI DI BERGAMO
Italy
Address
Largo Barozzi 1
24128 Bergamo
DELFT DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Reiner De Graafweg 3
2625 AD Delft
GERMAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTER
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Schumannstrasse 20/21
10117 Berlin
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
Address
Joseph-stelzmann Strasse 9
50931 Koeln
PROVINCIA ITALIANA DELLA CONGREGAZIONE DEI FIGLI DELL'IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE - ISTITUTO DERMOPATICO DELL'IMMACOLATA
Italy
Address
Via Dei Monti Di Creta 104
00167 Roma
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Newark Street 2
E1 2AT London
QUEENSLAND INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
Australia
Address
Royal Brisbane Hospital
4029 Brisbane
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
Hopital Edouard Herriot - Pavillon R, Place Arsonv
69437 Lyon