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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Human papillomaviruses.|
|CORP Author||IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans.|
|Publisher||World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer ; Distributed by WHO Press,|
|Subjects||Papillomavirus diseases--Complications. ; Viral carcinogenesis. ; Papillomaviruses--Pathogenicity. ; Genital Neoplasms, Female--virology. ; Papillomavirus Infections--complications. ; Tumor Virus Infections--virology. ; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms--virology. ; Papillomaviridae--pathogenicity|
|Collation||viii, 670 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
This publication represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, which met in Lyon, 15-22 February 2005. Cumulative cross index to IARC monographs (p. 637-670). Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-631).
1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) inction -- 2. Studies of cancer in humans -- 3. studies of animal papillomaviruses -- 4. Molecular mchanisms of HPV-induced crcinogenesis -- 5. Summary of data reported and evaluation -- 6. References. This ninetieth volume of the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans considers human papillomaviruses (HPVs), which were evaluated by a previous Working Group (IARC, 1995). The monograph in the present volume incorporates new data that have become available during the past decade. HPVs represent the most common infectious agents that are transmitted sexually throughout the world; the major risk factors are behaviours associated with sexual activity. Although most infections are asymptomatic and are cleared within a period of 2 years, genital HPV infection can lead to clinical disease, including anogenital warts, cervical neoplasia, cervical cancer and other anogenital cancers. The risk for persistence of infection and progression of the more than 40 genital HPV types to grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN3) and cancer differs widely. Persistent infection with carcinogenic HPVs occurs in virtually all cases of cervical cancer.