succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, November 01, 2004

Way to go medical research community! So far, the experimental vaccine for cervical cancer appears to be extremely effective. Four years after receiving it, zero women have developed cancer. This is significantly lower than the prevalence in the general population. (disclaimer - I just caught this on the evening news, haven't checked out the study myself yet, so it's entirely possible that it's a poorly designed study and therefore the results are potentially useless. but, barring that, this is exciting news!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I *have* had a chance to check this out and it looks pretty damn real. The theory's pretty sound, and since it focuses on one type of cervical cancer (that originating from the HPV virus), it's been solid in both preventing an STD and helping avoid cancer.


9:26 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home