NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,208 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A vaccine used
to prevent cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus
(HPV) types 16 and 18. Cervarix
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 recombinant human papillomavirus bivalent vaccine.