Four year efficacy of prophylactic human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine against low grade cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia and anogenital warts: randomised controlled trial.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prophylactic efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine in preventing low grade cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasias and anogenital warts (condyloma acuminata). DESIGN: Data from two international, double blind, placebo controlled, randomised efficacy trials of quadrivalent HPV vaccine (protocol 013 (FUTURE I) and protocol 015 (FUTURE II)). The trials were to be 4 years in length, and the results reported are from final study data of 42 months' follow-up. SETTING: Primary care centres and university or hospital associated health centres in 24 countries and territories around the world. PARTICIPANTS: 17 622 women aged 16-26 years enrolled between December 2001 and May 2003. Major exclusion criteria were lifetime number of sexual partners (>4), history of abnormal cervical smear test results, and pregnancy. INTERVENTION: Three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine (for serotypes 6, 11, 16, and 18) or placebo at day 1, month 2, and month 6. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Vaccine efficacy against cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia grade I and condyloma in a per protocol susceptible population that included subjects who received all three vaccine doses, tested negative for the relevant vaccine HPV types at day 1 and remained negative through month 7, and had no major protocol violations. Intention to treat, generally HPV naive, and unrestricted susceptible populations were also studied. RESULTS: In the per protocol susceptible population, vaccine efficacy against lesions related to the HPV types in the vaccine was 96% for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade I (95% confidence interval 91% to 98%), 100% for both vulvar and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia grade I (95% CIs 74% to 100%, 64% to 100% respectively), and 99% for condyloma (96% to 100%). Vaccine efficacy against any lesion (regardless of HPV type) in the generally naive population was 30% (17% to 41%), 75% (22% to 94%), and 48% (10% to 71%) for cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia grade I, respectively, and 83% (74% to 89%) for condyloma. CONCLUSIONS: Quadrivalent HPV vaccine provided sustained protection against low grade lesions attributable to vaccine HPV types (6, 11, 16, and 18) and a substantial reduction in the burden of these diseases through 42 months of follow-up. TRIAL REGISTRATIONS: NCT00092521 and NCT00092534.

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  • FUTURE I/II Study Group, ; Dillner, J; Kjaer, SK; Wheeler, CM; Sigurdsson, K; Iversen, O-E; Hernandez-Avila, M; Perez, G; Brown, DR; Koutsky, LA; Tay, EH; García, P; Ault, KA; Garland, SM; Leodolter, S; Olsson, S-E; Tang, GWK; Ferris, DG; Paavonen, J; Lehtinen, M; Steben, M; Bosch, FX; Joura, EA; Majewski, S; Muñoz, N; Myers, ER; Villa, LL; Taddeo, FJ; Roberts, C; Tadesse, A; Bryan, JT; Maansson, R; Lu, S; Vuocolo, S; Hesley, TM; Barr, E; Haupt, R

Published Date

  • July 20, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 341 /

Start / End Page

  • c3493 -

PubMed ID

  • 20647284

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2907480

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1756-1833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bmj.c3493


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England