NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,458 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Gardasil
(GAR-duh-sil)
A vaccine used to prevent infection with the four types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often cause warts and cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus. Gardasil may also prevent HPV-related cancers of the penis and oropharynx. Gardasil is no longer available in the United States, but it is still used in other countries. Also called recombinant human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine.