Understanding the proportion of cervical cancers attributable to HPV

Julia ML Brotherton, Alison C Budd and Marion Saville
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50477
Published online: 3 February 2020

Most cervical cancers can be prevented with HPV vaccination and screening

Since Walboomers and colleagues1 published their findings in 1999, citing that 99.7% of cervical cancers are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV), this has become the standard understanding of the proportion of cervical cancers attributable to HPV.

  • Julia ML Brotherton1
  • Alison C Budd2
  • Marion Saville1

  • 1 VCS Foundation, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, ACT


Competing interests:

Julia Brotherton and Marion Saville are investigators on the Compass Trial, conducted and funded by VCS Foundation. VCS Foundation have received equipment and a funding contribution for the Compass Trial from Roche Molecular Systems and Roche Tissue Diagnostics.


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