TITLE

What If Preventing Cancer Is as Easy as Being Vaccinated?

AUTHOR(S)
Biedrzycki, Barbara A.
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
ONS News;Aug2006, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the development of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine intended for the prevention of cervical cancer among men and women worldwide. HPV has been sought to be the most common sexually transmitted disease with 20 million men and women have been infected. With the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Gardasil vaccine from Merck & Co. Inc. has been recommended for medication considering its efficacy, its safety and its cost effectiveness.
ACCESSION #
21721406

 

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