HPV and Cervical Cancer Lecture

HPV stands for human papilloma virus. There are over 100 types of HPV. Some types produce warts on the hand, and some infect the genital area. Most seem to have no harmful effect.Some types of HPV can cause genital warts. Other types may cause changes in cells. These types are linked with cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus. Almost 100% of cervical cancers have these types of HPV present.

Dr. Denise Galloway, Head of the Cancer Biology program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses her investigation into the natural history of HPV, a virus that has the potential to lead to cancer in HPV and Cervical Cancer: 25 Years from Discovery to Vaccine.

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