Xiamen University

Vaccine breakthru by XMU against STDs cervical cancer

 Chinese researchers have taken a major step forward in developing a new-generation vaccine that has the potential to protect against almost all of the most potentially lethal forms of human papilloma virus (HPV).   HPV is primarily transmitted through sexual contact. More than 200 distinct HPV types have been identified, of which at least 18 are high-risk types associated with 99 percent of cervical cancers, the second most common cancer among women, after breast cancer.   Gardasil 9 is the current market-available HPV vaccine providing the broadest