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Ongoing and future molecular epidemiologic studies will increase understanding of the role of these cofactors and the identification of the biologic mechanisms involved in the carcinogenesis process. This will require the use and development of new molecular tools and novel statistical modeling approaches to understand mechanisms in the natural history of HPV and cervical cancer. , HPV DNA and serologic markers). These studies will need to be large, multicenter, and multidisciplinary to allow for the study of diverse populations in terms of age, race/ethnicity, and geographic distribution.