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Study reveals how HPV-based screening can help eliminate cervical cancer

Using human papillomavirus (HPV)-based screening could eliminate cervical cancer in British Columbia by 2040, based on a modelling study. The findings of the study were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Nine high-risk HPV strains are the cause of more than 90 per cent of instances of cervical cancer worldwide. Targets to eradicate cervical cancer by 2040--defined as an annual rate of less than 4 per 100,000 women--have been set by the World Health Organization and t...

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