How an HPV-vaccine may protect from skin cancer?
Cancer HPV Skin Cancer

How an HPV-vaccine may protect from skin cancer?

Dr Aayushi Uberoi
Dr Aayushi Uberoi

Research in the past few years revealed how UV-light and the presence of papillomaviruses may lead to skin cancer. A recent study suggests that – surprisingly – HPV might be useful in preventing a type of the disease.

In 10 seconds? Immunity to certain strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may protect against Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), the second most common form of skin cancer. This surprising discovery is especially good news for people with organ transplants.

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