Navigation Links
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Show Promise In Prevention

We might soon have a vaccine to combat a disease (cervical cancer) that has been haunting the world. The pharmaceutical giant Merck had submitted details of a cervical cancer vaccine, // shown to offer protection against 70% of the known types of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Another vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline wound soon be approved for use in Europe and other countries excluding the U.S. The vaccine is believed to be highly effective in preventing cervical cancer. The launch of the vaccine would be associated with few controversies regarding usage, age of administration and indications for the vaccination.

It is hoped that immunization of pre-teen girls would be made mandatory, as the vaccine has been shown to be effective in the induction of immunity, in this specific population. Issues related to promotion of premarital sex as a consequence of vaccination are yet to be resolved. Researchers feel that any therapy that has the potential to prevent cancer should be approved for use, surpassing emotional concerns.

The success of this programme, however, largely depends on sustained efforts. The vaccine is yet to be approved for use in countries, where a poor acknowledgement and acceptance of extramarital sex and premarital sex is still prevalent. The effect of the vaccine on males is yet to be analyzed.

Infection with human papilloma virus is a major risk factor in the development of cervical cancer. In fact, it accounts for 70% of all cervical cancers. Many different viral strains of the HPV exist. The most significant strain related to cervical cancer is subtypes HPV-16 and HPV-18, both of which can be counteracted by the vaccine. The Merck formulation can combat HPV-6 and HPV-11 subtypes.

More than 4,000 women die in the United States every year, due to cervical cancer. The mortality is much higher in countries where access to health care facilities (Pap smear) is very poor. This teat has the potential to detect pre-cancerous lesions that can turn cancerous sometime later.

The development of a vaccine cannot be viewed as a substitute for the Pap smear test as it does not confer any protection against 30% of cervical cancers, caused by other types of HPV. It can however reduce the false positive Pap smear reports, and save the investment involved in subsequent biopsies and other follow-up tests.

The successful development of the cervical vaccine would not have been possible if not for the isolation of a HPV protein, found to result in an immune stimulation against the virus. This has led to the massive production of a safe and efficient cervical cancer vaccine.

Organizations such as the Family Research Council and the Medical Institute for Sexual Health have expressed interest in the launch of the vaccine following approval by the FDA. The process of approval would be monitored by such organizations. Adequate knowledge about the availability of the vaccine and its use has to be imparted to medical professionals following approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Issues related to vaccination and seeking insurance also have to be further sorted before the vaccine can be marketed for commercial use.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
2. Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer
3. Obesity Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer
4. Reducing The Risk Of Cervical Cancer
5. Improving Fertility In Patients With Cervical Cancer
6. Vaccine for Cervical cancer
7. Cervical spinal injury patients may have more damage left undetected
8. Cervical Cancer Vaccine To Be Developed In India
9. Cervical Cancer Can Now Be Better Handled With Gene Silencing Therapy
10. Cervical Cancer Recurrence Risk Even After Removal Of Pre-Cancerous Cells
11. HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... Pierre Hotel in New York, NY, on December 3rd, to benefit Holy Name ... attended the annual event, which raised over $1 million - the largest event ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... awarded accreditation with distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the ... with advanced care and patient safety. Only a few hospitals and facilities have ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... company offering Medication Therapy Management (MTM), adherence, and other pharmacist-delivered patient care services, ... and general counsel and Eric Hoessel to vice president of sales. , ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Tampa, Fla (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... offering smarter modes of access for customers and employees that are both engaging ... ChangeGear 7 with Service Smart Technology, the software company revealed today its plans ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... California Senate Bill ... payments per workers’ compensation claim in 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ Medical ... Institute (WCRI) . , According to the study, medical payments per claim in California ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 Australia Glaucoma Surgery ... GlobalData,s new report, "Australia Glaucoma Surgery Devices Market ... the Australia Glaucoma Surgery Devices market. The report ... (in units) and average prices (USD) within market ... also provides company shares and distribution shares data ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- KEY FINDINGS North America ... in 2016 and is expected to continue in the ... large number of surgical procedures that are taking place ... the patient temperature management market.) Patient warming and cooling ... blood during surgeries, lowering the risks of neurological disorders ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced the ... - Adhesion Type, Application, Usability - Forecast to 2025" report ... , , ... is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 3.2% from ... is witnessing include advancements in extracellular microelectrode arrays and intracellular microelectrodes, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: