TITLE

Cost of HPV vaccine is prohibitive in developing world, Nobel winner says

AUTHOR(S)
Silversides, Ann
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE288
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the statement of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Harald Zur Hausen that the cost human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine must be brought down in order to improve its access in the developing world. He emphasizes on the need to make the vaccine affordable in those parts of the world who need it most in which the incidence is the same in the developed and developing world. It states that certain HPV viruses lead to cervical cancer which is the second most frequent cancer in women.
ACCESSION #
47036602

 

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