NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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recombinant human papillomavirus nonavalent vaccine
(ree-KOM-bih-nunt HYOO-mun PA-pih-LOH-muh-VY-rus NOH-nuh-VAY-lent vak-SEEN)
A vaccine used to prevent infection with nine types of human papillomaviruses (HPV) that cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, penis, and oropharyngeal cavity. Recombinant human papillomavirus nonavalent vaccine is approved for use in females and males aged 9 to 45 years. It is a type of nonavalent vaccine (a vaccine that works against nine different viruses or other microorganisms). Also called Gardasil 9.