HPV strains that affect black women differ from those targeted by cancer-preventing vaccines, researchers say

Cleveland: 10/28/13

Black women are less likely than white women to be affected by the most common strains of human papillomavirus, and may be less likely to benefit from the available HPV vaccines that offer protection, according to new findings from researchers at Duke University School of Medicine.

The findings were presented today at the annualInternational Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research. Read more