The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have joined forces to expand the HPV Information Centre. The Centre aims to accelerate the development and introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention strategies to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases worldwide.

The website provides data on:

  • The burden of HPV-related cancers: cervix, anus, vulva, vagina, penis, oral cavity, and pharynx
  • HPV prevalence and type distribution in women with normal cytology, precancerous cervical lesions and invasive cervical cancer
  • HPV in cancer of the anus, vulva, vagina, penis, and head and neck
  • HPV in men
  • Statistics on factors that contribute to cervical cancer
  • HPV and cervical cancer prevention practices
  • HPV vaccine licensure and introduction
  • Data on immunization coverage and practices
  • Socio-demographic characteristics
  • Sexual behaviour and reproductive health indicators

Data are derived from the systematic review and meta-analysis of published literature and official reports by the WHO, the United Nations, The World Bank, IARC's Globocan 2012 and Cancer Incidence in Five Continents.


10 Dec 2018: Section on burden of HPV related cancers has been updated.

4 Dec 2018: We include a new section on the EU FP7 Project CoheaHr.

17 Apr 2018: Minor fixes for cervical cancer incidence rankings in continent reports.

27 Jul 2017: Vaccination and screening indicators updated in all reports, as well as other minor changes in some figures.

30 Jun 2017: Cofactors and head & neck cancer indicators fully updated in all reports and data query.

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The HPV WORLD newsletter, first distributed in February 2017, prepares regular updates on critical issues generated by the research community that have an implication in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of HPV infections and HPV related diseases.

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