Molecular epidemiology

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Molecular epidemiology focuses on investigating the role of abnormal changes at the cellular level and their contribution to disease prevalence in the population. Through molecular epidemiology we can improve our understanding of cervical cancer and pre-cancer by identifying how genetic and environmental factors influence the development of disease. A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of cervical cancer development will aid in risk prediction and ultimately lead to advances in cervical cancer prevention.

CERVIVA-Vax: Monitoring the impact of HPV vaccination in Ireland

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Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to development of cervical cancer. For this reason HPV now plays an important role in cervical cancer prevention. For example, HPV vaccination programmes are established in several countries worldwide, including Ireland, where a national school based HPV vaccination programme began in 2010.

Human papillomavirus prevalence and type-distribution in cervical glandular neoplasias: Results from a European multinational epidemiological study

Holl K, Nowakowski AM, Powell N, McCluggage WG, Pirog EC, Collas De Souza S, Tjalma WA, Rosenlund M, Fiander A, Castro Sánchez, Damaskou V, Joura EA, Kirschner B, Koiss R, O'Leary J, Quint W, Reich O, Torné A, Wells M, Rob L Kolomiets L, Molijn A, et al.

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