The authors performed this meta–analysis to evaluate whether human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in lung tissue is associated with lung cancer (LC) compared with non–cancer controls. Nevertheless, the results suggest that lung tissue with HPV infection has a strong association with LC, and especially, HPV16/18 infection significantly increases squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) risk, which indicates a potential pathogenesis link between HPV and LC.

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