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Document ID (ISN)66283
CIS number 96-1096
ISBN(s) 92-832-1264-9
Year 1995
Convention or series no. IARC Monographs 64
Author(s)
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Title IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans - Human papillomaviruses
Bibliographic information IARC Press, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France, 1995. viii, 409p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: CHF 80.00.
Abstract This monograph represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group which met in Lyon, France, 6-13 June 1995. The nature of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is described (molecular biology of HPVs, serological response, detection of HPV infections, epidemiology, pathology, therapy and vaccination), along with studies of cancer in animals and humans, and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. There is compelling evidence that some HPV types are human carcinogens. Overall evaluation: HPV types 16 and 18 are carcinogenic in humans (Group 1); HPV types 31 and 33 are probably carcinogenic in humans (Group 2A); some other HPV types are possibly carcinogenic in humans (Group 2B).
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; WHO; hazard evaluation; viruses; toxicology; IARC
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; cancer; criteria document; carcinogenic effects; conference; epidemiologic study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) IARC Monographs
Risk evaluation