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Commentary on: Brisson M, Kim JJ, Canfell K, et al. Impact of HPV vaccination and cervical screening on cervical cancer elimination: a comparative modelling analysis in 78 low-income and lower-middle-income countries. Lancet 2020:22;395 (10224):575–90. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30068-4.
Implications for practice and research
The results of this comparative modelling analysis could help the WHO to order and implement intervention strategies to accelerate cervical cancer eradication in lower-middle-income countries (LMICs).
In order to achieve a more accurate projection in each LMICs, it is necessary to pay serious attention to conducting researches using population-based cancer registries and surveillance data.
The point prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection worldwide is estimated at approximately 10%.1 It is said that all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of anogenital HPV during their lifetime.1 It has been a quarter of a century since the role of HPV …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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