This series on “The Role of Microbiomes in the Development of HPV-cervical Cancer” is edited by Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Department of Microbiology & Medical Zoology, UPR School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Cervical cancer (CC) is the fourth most common female cancer worldwide. Despite the popularized international vaccination efforts against human papillomavirus (HPV)—the primary causative agent of CC—it remains a significant global problem. Indeed, it is the 4th and the 2nd most common cancer in women globally and developing countries.
The vaginal microbiota, high-risk human papillomavirus infection, and cervical cytology: results from a population-based study
The series “The Role of Microbiomes in the Development of HPV-cervical Cancer” was commissioned by the editorial office, Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.