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Human PapillomavirusandRelated Cancers
Summary Report Update. June 22, 2010.
WHO/ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer (HPV Information Centre) 2010
All rights reserved. Publications of the WHO/ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer(HPV Information Centre) can be obtained from HPV Information Centre Secretariat, Institut Catalàd’Oncologia, Avda. Gran Via, s/n Km 2.7 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain)(e-mail:hpvcentre@iconcologia.net). Requests for permission to reproduce or translate HPV InformationCentre publications - whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution - should be addressed toHPV Information Centre Secretariat, at the above address (e-mail: hpvcentre@iconcologia.net).The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply theexpression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the HPV Information Centre concerning the legalstatus of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of itsfrontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there maynot yet be full agreement.The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that theyare endorsed or recommended by the HPV Information Centre in preference to others of a similarnature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary productsare distinguished by initial capital letters.All reasonable precautions have been taken by the HPV Information Centre to verify the informationcontained in this publication. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty ofany kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the materiallies with the reader. In no event shall the HPV Information Centre be liable for damages arising fromits use.
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WHO/ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cervical Cancer (HPV Information Centre). Human Papil- lomavirus and Related Cancers in India. Summary Report 2010. [Date accessed].Available at 
WHO/ICO HPV Information Centre
Preface to the third edition
Since the first edition of the HPV Information Centre, GLOBOCAN, one of the landmark products ofthe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), serves as the reference source of cancerstatistics. GLOBOCAN is a resource that provides on a regular basis the most accurate assessmentof global cancer burden in the world. On June 1st 2010, the new edition of GLOBOCAN, GLOBOCAN2008, was launched and new cancer estimates for 2008 are currently available.This third edition of the HPV Information Centre incorporates the new burden estimates for all HPV-related cancers. In addition to the publicly available GLOBOCAN 2008, IARC has kindly providedthe HPV Information Centre with age-specific estimates for HPV-related cancers which are also pre-sented in this report.
Preface to the second edition
The available data on the epidemiology and prevention of HPV infection and HPV-related cancers atthe country-specific level has grown substantially since the first edition of the HPV Information Centrein 2007.This second edition reflects the continuous efforts to update our previous data and to expand theinformation to include new statistics. Thus, the user of the website (www.who.int/hpvcentre) will beable to find and manage new indicators on the burden of other HPV-related cancers (such as thatof the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, oral cavity and pharynx), HPV in anogenital cancers, HPV in men,sexual and reproductive behaviour practices, HPV preventive strategies of cervical screening, HPVvaccine licensure and introduction, and male circumcision.The HPV Information Centre team hopes that this update will be a useful resource to help formulaterecommendations and public health interventions towards the prevention of cervical cancer and HPV-related diseases in each country.
Preface to the first edition
The main aim of this report is to summarize the information available on human papillomavirus (HPV)and cervical cancer at the country-specific level. The World Health Organization (WHO) in collabora-tion with the Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO) have developed the WHO/ICO Information Centre onHPV and Cervical Cancer (HPV Information Centre) to evaluate the burden of disease in the countryand to help facilitate stakeholders and relevant bodies of decision makers to formulate recommen-dations on cervical cancer prevention, including the implementation of the newly developed HPVvaccines.Data aggregated are derived from data and official reports produced by the World Health Orga-nization (WHO), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), United Nations, The WorldBank, and published literature. Indicators include relevant statistics on cancer, epidemiological de-terminants of cervical cancer such as demographics, socioeconomic factors and other risk factors,estimates on the burden of HPV infection, data on immunization and cervical cancer screening.These statistics are essential when planning and implementing cervical cancer prevention strategies.Therefore, we have integrated the most important information for each country into a report and on awebsite (www.who.int/hpvcentre) to provide a user-friendly tool to assess the best available informa-tion in each country.The information presented here is intended as a resource for all who are working towards the pre-vention of cervical cancer.
WHO/ICO HPV Information Centre

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