To mark World Immunization Week (24–30 April), Dr Partha Basu of the Early Detection, Prevention, and Infections Branch at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) highlights the importance of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) in preventing the development of cancer, particularly cervical cancer.
In 2020, more than 600 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and more than 340 000 women died from the disease. In 2018, HPV was estimated to be responsible for more than 690 000 new cancer cases, including cervical cancer and head and neck cancers.
In the video, Dr Basu describes two of the many research projects that IARC is involved in relating to cervical cancer prevention, HPV vaccination, and HPV-related cancers.
More about vaccines and cancer prevention: https://iarc.fr/featured-news/iarc-world-immunization-week/
More about IARC: www.iarc.who.int