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HPV-related research

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common group of viruses that, in the most severe cases, can lead to cancer in the cervix, as well as other organs. The Cancer Registry is involved in several projects that aim to increase knowledge about HPV.

The Cancer Registry of Norway has carried out research on human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer, since the 1990s. Our research includes the incidence, prevention, natural course and development of cancer, as well as evaluation of the effect and safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil in Norway and the Nordic countries. Projects that promote the idea of personalized mass screening have been initiated to optimize cancer screening.


Projects

The Cancer Registry of Norway are involved in different aspects of HPV-related research, which can be divided into the following cathegories:

  • HPV-vaccine related research
  • HPV and early detection of cancer
  • HPV in disease development
  • Descriptive trends of HPV-related diseases

See and read more about all the exciting research projects below.


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The HPV vaccine is relatively new in the childhood vaccination program - it was introduced in 2008. Since it takes a long time to develop cancer, it will still be several years before we see the full effect of the vaccine. The Cancer Registry is involved in several projects monitoring the impact of the vaccine.

Related projects:

Long-Term Follow-Up of subjects participating in the clinical trials of the HPV-vaccine

Effects of HPV-vaccination in Norway 

Early vaccination effect: Genital wart incidences in Norway

Women's lifestyle and health - research on lifestyle, viruses and cancer

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis 

HPV-vaccination and screening among women born 1975-1996

Survey of congenital malformations in children exposed to Gardasil in fetal life


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Norway has a truly unique database that allows for population-based studies over long periods, where we can evaluate the existing mass screening program and explore how it can be improved.

Related projects:

Why do some precancerous lesions develop into cervical cancer?

Fight HPV and Cervical Cancer

HPV-vaccination and screening among women born 1975-1996

What prevents women from taking cervical pap smear?

Personalised cervical cancer screening

Can we apply new methods to better follow up HPV-positive women?

EQUALSCREEN – Increased attendance and reduced inequity in cervical cancer screening

Self-collected specimens in the fight against cervical cancer


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The role of HPV in the development of cervical cancer is well known. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly clear that HPV plays a role in the development of other types of cancer, such as anal, throat, and external genital cancers, in both men and women.

Related projects:

Biomarkers for HPV-related cancers

TREASURE-HPV Biobank

Sequencing HPV for biomarker discovery

Women's lifestyle and health - research on lifestyle, viruses and cancer


Descriptive trends of HPV-related diseases

We explore different HPV-related diseases and describe prevalence, incidence and other relevant trends. 

Related projects:

Prevalence of HPV among the population

Regional differences in cervical cancer in Norway