9-Valent HPV Vaccine Effective

February 18, 2015 10:03 PM

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9-Valent HPV Vaccine Effective

A vaccine targeting nine cancer-causing strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) -- rather than two or four -- was highly effective in preventing disease, researchers reported.

The investigational vaccine contains four HPV strains associated with most malignancies -- those already in the currently licensed quadrivalent vaccine -- as well as five others also associated with the disease but not included in any vaccine, according to Elmar Joura, MD, of the Medical University ...

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