A type of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that is relatively uncommon among all women is more prevalent among women of African ancestry in the United States according to a National Cancer Institute study published in the International Journal of Cancer and co-authored by scientists at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.  

Is a single dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine sufficient to induce an immune response capable of preventing HPV infection and cervical cancer? That is an area of focus of the Frederick National Laboratory’s HPV Serology Laboratory, this time with a new collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine School to investigate immune responses to a single dose of the HPV vaccine in girls in Tanzania.