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A new vaccine being tested promises to reduce the number of cervical cancers by 75%. It's mode of action involves attacking type 16 and 18 Human Papilloma Virus which is the main culprit for causing cervical cancer. The vaccine is anticipated to be available to teenagers as a preventative measure in three to four years. Cervical cancer is ranked the second largest killer of women worldwide.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Sunday Herald Sun
About: Cervical cancer vaccine being tested
Date: 17 October 2004
Source: Sunday Herald Sun
Author: Mary Papadakis
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