The End of Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is working so well, we could see the end of cervical cancer in the space of a few decades.

“Dozens of studies” prove that the vaccine is safe and effective, said Gina Ogilvie, the Canada Research Chair in global control of HPV-related diseases and cancers. And once China and India step up vaccination programs, it will lead to a more pronounced global reduction in cervical cancer cases.

Vivien Brown, president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, agreed that the progress points to the likely eradication of cervical cancer in our lifetimes, but urged greater attention on vaccinating boys.
Vancouver Sun

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