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Cervical Cancer Jab Uptake Increases, UK

Article Date: 28 Jan 2011 - 1:00 PDT
Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/214966.php
Over 84 per cent of girls aged 13-14 have helped protect themselves against cervical cancer by getting all three doses of the HPV vaccine and more than four million doses of the vaccine have been given in the first two years of the programme, Public Health Minister Anne Milton announced today.

Cancer vaccine study offers hope

Monday 20th June 2011
Source: http://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/25948/Cancer_vaccine_study_offe...
Administering cervical cancer vaccines may help prevent abnormal cell changes that are the precursor of tumours, according to a study.

Australian researchers say they have found encouraging results from their assessment of a vaccination programme undertaken in the country between 2007 and 2009.

Under the initiative all females in the 12–26 age group were offered jabs against cervical cancer, which believed to be triggered by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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