Vaccine could give protection against cervical cancer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1259
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Researchers have developed an experimental vaccine that seems to give women complete protection against a virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

    The vaccine will not be available to women for several years, as researchers continue work to ensure that the vaccine can deliver long term blanket protection against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), believed to be responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. But the new study proves a long debated point: viruses that cause cancer can …

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