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8 HPV types cause 90% of cervical cancers

A massive multinational study reported in Lancet Oncology has shown that HPV types 16, 18, 45, 33, 31, 52, 58, and 35 account for 91% of all cases of cervical cancer. It is likely that the next generation of cervical cancer vaccines will specifically include each of the 8 HPV types noted in this paper, since this will cover 90% of the cases of cervix cancer.