New vaccine to prevent cervical cancer looks promising

A new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer has shown promising responses in animals according to a paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The vaccine, which would protect against many different types of HPV, has had robust antibody responses in mice and rabbits.

One of a group of special proteins in the blood that are produced in response to a specific antigen and play a key role in immunity and allergy. Full medical glossary
Abnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. Full medical glossary
Relating either to the cervix (the neck of the womb) or to the cervical vertebrae in the neck (cervical spine). Full medical glossary
An abbreviation for human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts and may also have a role in the development of various cancers. Full medical glossary
per vaginam Full medical glossary