Eurogin Roadmap 2015: How has HPV knowledge changed our practice: Vaccines

Int J Cancer. 2016 Aug 1;139(3):510-7. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30063. Epub 2016 Mar 22.


This review is one of two complementary reviews that have been prepared in the framework of the Eurogin Roadmap 2015 to evaluate how knowledge about HPV is changing practices in HPV infection and disease control through vaccination and screening. In this review of HPV vaccine knowledge, we present the most significant findings of the past year which have contributed to our knowledge of the two HPV prophylactic vaccines currently in widespread use and about the recently licensed nonavalent HPV vaccine. Whereas anal cancer is dealt with in the companion mini-review on screening, we also review here the rapidly evolving evidence regarding HPV-associated head and neck cancer and priority research areas.

Keywords: HPV; cervical cancer; oropharyngeal cancer; vaccine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / etiology
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / etiology
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / adverse effects
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / classification
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / immunology*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Vaccination


  • Papillomavirus Vaccines