Report - Protection against cancer-causing infections

Cancer-causing infections are a focus of the campaign as an estimated 20% of all cancers in developing countries and 6% in developed countries are known to be caused by viral and bacterial infections. However, prevention through vaccination and the adoption of simple protective or avoidance strategies, early detection and treatment can prevent the vast majority of infections which are known to lead to cancers later in life such as cervical, liver and stomach cancer.