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New Greek test against cervical cancer

19 November 2012 / 20:11:48  GRReporter
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Is the vaccine against the HPV virus effective?

Scientists from various Greek and foreign universities argue that primary prevention against the HPV virus, which is achieved through vaccination, is just one of the "weapons" in the fight against this type of cancer. "In order for the vaccine to be effective, 80% of women should be vaccinated. In Greece, despite the increase, which has recently been reported, that rate does not exceed 30%. But even if we reach the minimum required, the effect of the vaccine will be apparent after about 20 years. Therefore, the secondary prevention is very important, which the scoring system guarantees," the professor at the University of Ioannina and a member of the research group, Evripidis Biliarakis, stated.

Recently, world-known centres such as Imperial College - Hammersmith Hospital in London have joined their Greek counterparts in the development of the system.

Tags: SocietyCervical cancerMedicinePreventive scoring systemGreek scientists
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