NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- recombinant human papillomavirus bivalent vaccine
- listen (ree-KOM-bih-nunt HYOO-mun PA-pih-LOH-muh-VY-rus by-VAY-lent vak-SEEN)
A vaccine used
to prevent cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus
(HPV) types 16 and 18. Recombinant human papillomavirus bivalent vaccine
is approved for use in females aged 9 to 25 years. It is a
type of bivalent vaccine (a vaccine that works against two
different viruses or other
microorganisms). Also called Cervarix.