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Update on human papillomavirus vaccines for cervical cancer.

  title={Update on human papillomavirus vaccines for cervical cancer.},
  author={Michael A. Steller},
  journal={Current opinion in investigational drugs},
  volume={3 1},
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer related mortality in women, particularly in developing countries. As a result of several recent advances in molecular biology, the causal association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer has been firmly established and the oncogenic potential of certain HPV types has been clearly demonstrated. In recognition of the causal association of cervical cancer with a sexually transmitted viral infection, substantial interest has… CONTINUE READING