|Topic:||Immunization Safety Review: SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Immunization Safety Review Committee
Monday, October 21, 2002 -- 3:30 p.m.
2157 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Immunization Safety Review:
SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer
Marie C. McCormick, Professor and Chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, and Chair, Immunization Safety Review Committee, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
Immunization Safety Review: SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, discusses whether some contamination of 1955-1963 polio vaccine with simian virus 40 (associated with cancer in animals) might have caused cancer in humans.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 22, 2002 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.