NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,612 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Gardasil 9
(GAR-duh-sil …)
A vaccine that is FDA-approved to prevent infection with the nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often cause warts and cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, and anus. Gardasil 9 may also prevent HPV-related cancers of the penis and oropharynx. Gardasil 9 is approved for use in females and males aged 9 to 45 years. Also called recombinant human papillomavirus nonavalent vaccine.