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Global HPV Vaccination Reshaping Standard of Care for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Danielle Bucco
Published: Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Xavier Bosch, MD

Xavier Bosch, MD
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incidence rates of HPV-associated cancers continue to rise, with approximately 39,000 new HPV-associated cancers now diagnosed annually in the United States.

, Bosch, a senior consultant at the Unit of Infections and Cancer (UNIC), Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme, Institut Catala d' Oncologia–Catalan Institute of Oncology, discussed a second-generation vaccination against HPV for the prevention of cervical cancer.

OncLive: Can you discuss the HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention in Europe?

Bosch: These second-generation vaccines have the ability to protect against 7 HPV types that cause cervical cancer and a number of other cancers in males and females.
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