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Preventing cervical cancer by vaccinating against HPV

Cervical cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer after ovarian cancer. Research has found that human papilloma viruses (HPVs) are responsible for most, possibly all, cases and are also implicated in other anogenital cancers and in a subset of head and neck cancers (zur Hausen, 2002). A relatively limited number of HPV genotypes are classified as high risk and these have been isolated from almost all cervical cancers studied (Bekkers et al, 2004). Unfortunately, while ...

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