VPH and Cervical Cancer

Dr. Ricardo Rosales Ph.D., a top Molecular Biology scientist with 15 years experience in vaccine research, who is the head of Virolab has developed the first curative vaccine for pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the Cervix along with an immune-reactive test to diagnose Oncogenic Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) from blood serum.

Every year around the globe, 500,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and over 250,000 women die from the disease.

Cervical cancer is caused by a very common virus - the human papillomavirus (HPV).

- The Global Consortium of Women to End Cervical Cancer  –

HPV:  A deadly STD that leads to several types of Cancer.

Several types of cancer are associated with HPV:

Cervical cancer: The most common HPV-associated cancer. Almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV.
Vulvar cancer: About 40% are linked to HPV.
Vaginal cancer: About 70% are linked to HPV.
Penile cancer: About 40% are linked to HPV.
Anal cancer: About 85% are linked to HPV.

Cancers of the head and neck are mostly caused by tobacco and alcohol, but recent studies show that about 25% of mouth and 35% of throat cancers may be linked to HPV.

- Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention -

Cervical and Breast Cancer are the leading causes of women´s death in Mexico. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that theses sad facts apply for most developing countries in the world. These types of cancers are caused by Human Papiloma Virus (HPV), acquired through sexual contact. HPV is extremely contagious, as women can be infected even if partners use condoms.

In general, HPV infected men do not show symptoms; but genital warts and codylomata may appear. On the other hand, infected women commonly develop pre-cancerous lesions of increasing seriousness. These are known as CIN I, CIN II, and CIN III. These lesions could develop into cervical cancer quickly and cause death. Since the virus often fosters the growth of tumoral cells, which can occur anytime from six months to 15 years, infected women should undergo gynecological testing and pap-smears for an early detection of carcinoma at least once a year.

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