Jalal Ali Jalal

Department of Basic Sciences and Pathology, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Immunohistochemical Based Study on Frequency of HPV in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Biopsies of Iraqi Kurdistan Patients
    Author(s): Aween Auda Ablahad*, Hashim Dawood Mousa and Jalal Ali Jalal

    Introduction: Implication of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in the carcinogenesis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is debatable subject, p16 overexpression indicates active HPV infection in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC) but in OSCC such relation still needs to be studied. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the frequency of HPV in OSCC patients in the capital of Kurdistan region of Iraq and its concordance with p16 overexpression. Materials and methods: We retrieved eighty-six Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) samples of OSCC from multi large pathological centres that located in the capital of Kurdistan, we utilized Immunohistochemistry (IHC) to detect the HPV by anti-HPV high risk antibody correlated it with p16 overexpression, besides, twenty FFPE samples of healthy gingiva were used as control in this study. Statistical analysi.. Read More»

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