Vaccine could prevent more cases of cervical cancer than previously thought

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 15 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3812
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The annual number of cases of cervical cancer in England could fall from around 3000 to 700, more than previously estimated, because the vaccine currently being given to girls has a wider reach than expected.

    Scientists at the Health Protection Agency, the University of Manchester, and the Manchester Royal Infirmary looked at what types of human papillomavirus (HPV) were present in more than 6000 cervical cell samples from women of different ages in England, and with different cervical pathology from normal …

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