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A vaccine for cervical cancer

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11:36am, November 13, 2004

From Washington, D.C., at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

In a preliminary study, a vaccine against a virus that can cause cancer has proved 94 percent effective in women. The success sets the stage for an enhanced version of the vaccine and the massive trial needed for government approval of the final product, which is intended to protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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