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The vaccination of a generation? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series That Cancer Conversation

Dr Ishu Kataria and her team are working out how to get the HPV vaccine to more than 70 million girls and help India ‘eliminate’ cervical cancer.

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“That is what I dream”: India’s journey to rolling out the HPV vaccine

We spoke to Dr Ishu Kataria who works with WHO to prevent the spread of infections like HPV, which causes 99% of cervical cancers worldwide.

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“The power of science”: HPV vaccine proven to dramatically reduce cervical cancer

New results find that the HPV vaccine was shown to dramatically reduce cervical cancer rates by 90% in women in their 20s who were offered it at age 12 to 13.

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Let’s talk about HPV: 6 common questions answered

We want to have a conversation about human papillomavirus (HPV), starting with 6 questions about HPV people frequently ask our Cancer Research UK nurses.

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HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk

Long awaited study results have confirmed that the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine substantially reduces invasive cervical cancer risk.  

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HPV vaccine is safe and reduces cell changes that can become cancer

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer is safe and effective in reducing cell changes, a new review has confirmed.

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Vaccine may reduce HPV infections that cause some oral cancers

Study finds that young adults in the US who hadn’t been vaccinated were around 14 times more likely to have oral HPV infections than those who were vaccinated.

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Healthcare staff think gay and bisexual men should be given HPV jab

Around two-thirds of professionals who work in sexual health think the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab should be given to men who have sex with men

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Around a fifth of unvaccinated school girls from ethnic minority backgrounds think they don’t need HPV jab

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the HPV because they feel they don’t need to have it.

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Tackling tobacco consumption and improving vaccination access are two of the best ways to reduce global cancer burden

Combating the tobacco industry’s tactics in the world’s poorest countries as well as ensuring the best cancer vaccines are available to those most in need are key in order to reduce the number of cancer deaths worldwide.

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