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Cancer

24 December 2010

HPV vaccine OK'd for anal cancer

Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine won US approval for preventing anal cancer.

Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine won US approval for preventing anal cancer.

It fights infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which also can lead to cancers of the anus, penis, head and neck.

 

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