Science The Making of the HPV Vaccine
posted by April 8 at 11:40 AMon
Denise Galloway—one of the people most responsible for the successful HPV vaccine—will be speaking tomorrow, Wednesday April 9th, at 7:30 in Kane Hall on the UW campus.
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common cause of cervical cancer, which in turn is one of the most common causes of death for women worldwide—particularly in places where women cannot or do not get regular pap smears. Charmingly, this virus also causes genital warts, penis cancer and a few other treats. The vaccine Dr. Galloway helped develop is incredibly effective against the four most serious variants of the virus.
Her talk—hosted by the Molecular Medicine program—should be interesting.