ICO (Institut Català d'Oncologia) Information Centre on HPV and Cancer

The ICO Information Centre on HPV and Cancer is developed to accelerate the development and introduction of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in countries with the highest burden of cervical cancer and reduce the incidence of this disease and related lesions among women.

The ICO HPV Information Centre 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, and penis
  • HPV in men
  • Statistics on factors that contribute to cervical cancer
  • Preventative practices: screening and HPV vaccination
  • Prevalence of male circumcision and condom use
  • HPV vaccine licensure and introduction
  • Data on immunization coverage and practices
  • Socio-demographic characteristics
  • Sexual behaviour and reproductive health indicators