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HPV vaccines and cancer prevention, science versus activism

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Agents and Cancer, February 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 310)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
120 tweeters
facebook
69 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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38 Mendeley
Title
HPV vaccines and cancer prevention, science versus activism
Published in
Infectious Agents and Cancer, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1750-9378-8-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lucija Tomljenovic, Judy Wilyman, Eva Vanamee, Toni Bark, Christopher A Shaw

Abstract

The rationale behind current worldwide human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs starts from two basic premises, 1) that HPV vaccines will prevent cervical cancers and save lives and, 2) have no risk of serious side effects. Therefore, efforts should be made to get as many pre-adolescent girls vaccinated in order to decrease the burden of cervical cancer. Careful analysis of HPV vaccine pre- and post-licensure data shows however that both of these premises are at odds with factual evidence and are largely derived from significant misinterpretation of available data.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 36 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 24%
Other 7 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 107. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 November 2019.
All research outputs
#161,350
of 14,162,707 outputs
Outputs from Infectious Agents and Cancer
#4
of 310 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,021
of 242,585 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Infectious Agents and Cancer
#2
of 18 outputs
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