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Gardasil - Preventing cervical cancer and other diseases related to HPV

Abstract:

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is absolutely required for the development and progression of precancerous lesions in the cervical epithelium, and has been isolated in more than 99% of cervical cancers sampled. Given that the majority (∼70%) of cases of cervical cancer are caused by only two HPV types, appropriately designed vaccines are an attractive proposition for preventing HPV infection and thus, by extension, cervical cancer. Gardasil is a recombinant quadrivalent HPV vaccine comprising a mi...

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Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-40
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1740-4398
ISSN:
1745-1981
Language:
English
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pubs:121035
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uuid:8e171dec-a8d4-4e91-9ae9-d28aaf93a1dc
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pubs:121035
Source identifiers:
121035
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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