NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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recombinant human papillomavirus bivalent vaccine
(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. It is also used to prevent lesions that may lead to cervical cancer. 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.