The IARC commitment to cancer prevention: the example of papillomavirus and cervical cancer.

  title={The IARC commitment to cancer prevention: the example of papillomavirus and cervical cancer.},
  author={Silvia Franceschi},
  journal={Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progres dans les recherches sur le cancer},
  • Silvia Franceschi
  • Published 2005 in
    Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte…
Every year approximately half a million women worldwide develop cervical cancer (CC) of whom 80% live in poor countries where population-based screening programmes are virtually non-existent. The role of sexually transmitted agents in the aetiology of cervical cancer has been suspected for more than a century, but knowledge in this field has rapidly expanded only in the last 20 years, after major improvements were made in detection methods for human papillomavirus (HPV). A dozen types of HPV… CONTINUE READING
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