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Maryland, U.S. cancer centers endorse new HPV vaccine recommendations

Maryland, U.S. cancer centers endorse new HPV vaccine recommendations

The country's top cancer centers, including two in Baltimore, have combined efforts to endorse new recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control that doctors believe will help improve use of the vaccine to treat human papillomavirus, which can lead to deadly cervical, throat and other cancers.

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins were among 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to send a letter to the CDC endorsing the recommendations.

Under the new guidelines, children aged 11 to 12 should receive two doses of the HPV vaccine at least six...

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