Success of HPV Vaccination: 'Dramatic' Reduction in Cervical Cancer

November 4, 2021

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) President of Medicine and Sciences, Dr. Maurie Markman, provided commentary on new data from the UK showing the success of a national program for vaccinating young women against HPV to prevent cervical cancer in an article published by Medscape.

"You can put any superlatives you want in here, but these are stunningly positive results," Markman told Medscape Medical News. He said that as an oncologist who has been treating cervical cancer for 40 years, particularly patients with advanced cervical cancer, "I can tell you this is one of the most devastating diseases to women, and the ability to eliminate this cancer with something as simple as a vaccine is the goal of cancer therapy, and it's been remarkably successful," Markman said.

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