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Top Medical Advances for Women in 2007

CBS News Online
December 29, 2007
Dr. Holly Phillips

Dr. Holly Phillips visited The Saturday Early Show with her list of the year’s most important advances in women’s health care.

Dr. Phillips was asked to concentrate on findings and treatments that really matter to women on a day-to-day basis.

Third on her list are the new findings about the effectiveness of a vaccine for cervical cancer.

“The Gardisil vaccine was truly a breakthrough to protect women from a cancer that claims thousands of lives a year. But the debate right now is about whether to vaccinate boys, as well,” Phillips says. “To truly eradicate the virus—which also causes genital warts and other cancers—both men and women would need to be vaccinated.”

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