Second-generation HPV prophylactic vaccines

Richard BS Roden

in Vaccines for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

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ISBN: 9780199543458
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607181 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Second-generation HPV prophylactic vaccines

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• The approved HPV vaccines, Gardasil® and Cervarix®, prevent infection by a subset of oncogenic HPV types, necessitating the development of highly multivalent L1 VLP vaccines or developing L2 as a single broadly protective antigen. • Vaccine may be too expensive for use in developing countries where >80% of cervical cancer cases occur. • Potential second-generation HPV preventive vaccines nearing clinical study include the following: • L1 expressed in Salmonella typhi for low-cost manufacture and oral delivery. • L1 capsomeres purified from Escherichia coli for low-cost manufacture and greater temperature stability. • L2 protein purified from E. coli for low-cost manufacture and broad protection. • A combination of tiered pricing, local manufacture, and new technology is required to realize the full potential of HPV vaccination worldwide.

Chapter.  2837 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Oncology

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