This episode features an interview with Dr. Elmar Joura, Associate Professor of Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of Vienna, who spoke to Xtalks about exciting new long-term Gardasil vaccine data from a study he led as principal investigator that showed the long-term impact of HPV vaccination.
Merck recently announced new, 10-year long-term follow-up data published in the journal, Pediatrics, for girls and boys who received a three-dose regimen of the HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 at the ages of nine to 15 years old.
Immunogenicity data from the study showed sustained HPV-antibody responses ten years after administration of the third dose in both boys and girls. Results also showed no cases of certain HPV-related high-grade disease or certain studied cancers or genital warts. Additionally, no GARDASIL 9-related serious adverse events or deaths were reported.
HPV-related cancers and diseases remain a significant public health issue with the CDC estimating that tens of thousands of people were diagnosed with certain HPV-related cancers each year from 2015 to 2019.
Hear from Dr. Joura about the new long-term HPV vaccine data and the importance of increasing vaccine coverage, particularly in the developing world, in the prevention of HPV-related cancers.
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