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Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine) - Summary



CERVARIX [Human Papillomavirus Bivalent (Types 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant] is a non-infectious recombinant, AS04-adjuvanted vaccine that contains recombinant L1 protein, the major antigenic protein of the capsid, of oncogenic HPV types 16 and 18.

CERVARIX® is indicated for the following:

CERVARIX® is indicated for the prevention of the following diseases caused by oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 [see Clinical Studies] :

  • cervical cancer,
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or worse and adenocarcinoma in situ, and
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 1.

CERVARIX is approved for use in females 10 through 25 years of age.

Limitations of Use and Effectiveness

CERVARIX does not provide protection against disease due to all HPV types [see Clinical Studies].

CERVARIX has not been demonstrated to provide protection against disease from vaccine and non-vaccine HPV types to which a woman has previously been exposed through sexual activity [see Clinical Studies].

Females should continue to adhere to recommended cervical cancer screening procedures [see Patient Counseling Information].

Vaccination with CERVARIX may not result in protection in all vaccine recipients.

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Media Articles Related to Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine)

Physicians Blamed for Low HPV Vaccination Rates
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines [2015.07.30]
Insufficient recommendations by clinicians is the 'primary roadblock' to improving vaccination against HPV, the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said.
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Vaccination rates in older adults fall short of targets
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Last Editorial Review: 7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
Source: MedicineNet Cervical Cancer Specialty [2015.06.22]
Title: HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC
Source: MedicineNet Rotavirus Specialty [2015.06.10]
Title: Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 6/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine)

Impact of malaria and helminth infections on immunogenicity of the human papillomavirus-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine in Tanzania. [2014]
infections on the immunogenicity of the bivalent HPV-16/18 vaccine... CONCLUSIONS: The data show high HPV immunogenicity regardless of the presence of

A randomized, observer-blinded immunogenicity trial of Cervarix(®) and Gardasil(®) Human Papillomavirus vaccines in 12-15 year old girls. [2013]
CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate for the first time that cross-neutralizing

Efficacy of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16 and 18) vaccine (GARDASIL) in Japanese women aged 18-26 years. [2013]
A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled phase II trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a prophylactic quadrivalent vaccine targeting the human papillomavirus (HPV) types most frequently associated with cervical cancer (types 16/18) and genital warts (types 6/11) in Japanese women aged 18-26 years...

Safety and immunogenicity of human papillomavirus-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine: a randomized trial in 10-25-year-old HIV-Seronegative African girls and young women. [2013]
have an important public health impact... CONCLUSIONS: The HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine was highly immunogenic and had

Mother-infant transfer of anti-human papillomavirus (HPV) antibodies following vaccination with the quadrivalent HPV (type 6/11/16/18) virus-like particle vaccine. [2012]
The exploratory immunogenicity objective of this analysis was to characterize the titer of vaccine human papillomavirus (HPV)-type immunoglobulins in both peripartum maternal blood and the cord blood of infants born to women who received blinded therapy.

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Clinical Trials Related to Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine)

Drug Use Investigation of Cervarix® [Not yet recruiting]

Post-marketing Study to Assess the Safety of CERVARIX When Used in the United States and in Canada [Recruiting]
This study will assess the risk of spontaneous abortion during weeks 1-19 of gestation, and other pregnancy outcomes, in an Exposed vaccinated cohort, i. e. women with last menstrual period between 30 days before and 90 days after any dose of CERVARIX, when compared to a Non-exposed vaccinated cohort, i. e. women with last menstrual period between 120 days and 18 months after the last CERVARIX or GARDASIL dose.

Reactogenicity Study of Cervarix and Gardasil in UK Adolescent Girls [Recruiting]
This is a phase IV study to evaluate the body's immune response of participants to the Cervarix and Gardasil vaccines against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) types associated with increased risk of cervical cancer.

Post-marketing Safety Study of Autoimmune Diseases Following Cervarix® Vaccination [Recruiting]
The purpose of this post-marketing study is to evaluate the incidence of autoimmune diseases (AIDs) following females who have received at the least the first dose of Cervarix® as part of their routine health care.

Evaluation of Safety and Immunogenicity of a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected Females [Not yet recruiting]
Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) has been clearly established as the central cause of cervical cancer. This Phase IV, observer-blind study is designed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of Cervarix™ in HIV infected females aged 15 to 25 years as compared to Merck's HPV vaccine (Gardasil®). For comparative purposes, a group of HIV negative females will also be evaluated. All subjects will receive the HPV vaccine (either Cervarix™ or Gardasil®) according to a three-dose schedule (Day 0, Week 6, Month 6).

The protocol posting has been updated following Protocol update in April 2010. The section impacted is eligibility criteria.

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Page last updated: 2015-07-30

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