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FDA says Glaxo vaccine blocks cancer-causing virus

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says a vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline successfully blocks the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

In documents posted online, the FDA says Cervarix -- Glaxo's vaccine against human papilloma virus or HPV -- successfully blocked the virus nearly 93 percent of the time. Side effects with the vaccine were mild, such as soreness at the injection site.

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