HPV vaccination

Key finding

Cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health problem by vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, even in low-income countries where it is the major cancer type. HPV vaccines, which have been available since 2006, are a proven, safe, and effective means of reducing cervical cancer rates. Future challenges are to extend coverage and achieve universal implementation.

World Cancer Report bookmarks

Chapter 5.10. Cervical cancer: Successes in some communities to be extended worldwide; Chapter 6.3. Vaccination: The prospect of eliminating some cancer types

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