Worldwide burden of cervical cancer in 2008.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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BACKGROUND: The knowledge that persistent human papillomavirus infection is the main cause of cervical cancer has resulted in the development of assays that detect nucleic acids of the virus and prophylactic vaccines. Up-to-date and reliable data are needed to assess impact of existing preventive measures and to define priorities for the future.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Best estimates on cervical cancer incidence and mortality are presented using recently compiled data from cancer and mortality registries for the year 2008.RESULTS: There were an estimated 530,000 cases of cervical cancer and 2…

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