Journal article

Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Asia Pacific

Suzanne M Garland, Jack Cuzick, Efren J Domingo, Sue J Goldie, Young-Tak Kim, Ryo Konno, D Maxwell Parkin, You-Lin Qiao, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Peter L Stern, Sun Kuie Tay, F Xavier Bosch

VACCINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Asia Oceania includes countries from both the Asia Pacific region and Australasia, which cover very diverse geographical areas and populations as well as bearing 52% of the cervical cancer burden in the world. Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype distribution in women with normal cytology varies between countries in this region, as well as with the distribution typically observed in worldwide estimates or in Western countries. HPV-16 remains the predominant oncogenic type for high-grade cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer across the region, and HPV-18 is generally among the five most common types. HPV-58 is commonly found in cervical cancer as well as in women with normal cytology, and HPV..

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