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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

Navigators Help Patients Overcome Health-Care Inequities

Feb. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that guidance from trained navigators can help patients overcome health-care inequities. Community navigators worked with uninsured Spanish-speaking women to obtain timely follow-up ... read more

Ninety Per Cent Approve of Cancer Screening but Screening Uptake Is Lower

Feb. 10, 2015 — Nine in 10 people think that cancer screening is ‘almost always a good idea’ despite the fact that screening uptake is lower, a new study shows. The researchers interviewed almost 1,900 people ... read more

Feb. 9, 2015 — Receiving the HPV vaccine does not increase rates of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, suggesting that vaccinating girls is not likely to promote unsafe sexual activity, ... read more

Swedish Model for PSA Testing Has Little Effect on Mortality

Jan. 26, 2015 — The spontaneous PSA testing that has been applied in Sweden in recent decades has only had a marginal effect on mortality. An organized screening focused on those who have the most to gain would, ... read more

Only About Half of Teenage Girls Receive HPV Vaccine at CDC's Recommended Age

Jan. 21, 2015 — A virus is responsible for most cases of cervical cancer, but a new study indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age. The Human papilloma virus vaccine ... read more

Jan. 12, 2015 — Hyaluronon (HA) has been identified by researchers as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection. Hyaluronon is a natural substance found in many ... read more

Jan. 8, 2015 — HPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test, according to new new interim guidance written by a group ... read more

How Does Prostate Cancer Form? Parkinson's Link?

Dec. 18, 2014 — The cause of prostate cancer may be linked to Parkinson’s disease through a common enzyme family called sirtuins. Finding an enzyme that regulates this process could provide excellent new ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — Hispanic women in the United States were significantly less likely to survive endometrial uterine cancer than non-Hispanic white women, report researchers after conducting the largest study to date ... read more

Potential New Tool for Cervical Cancer Detection, Diagnosis

Dec. 15, 2014 — Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer deaths decreased ... read more

FDA Approval of Nonavalent HPV Vaccine Adds New Tool to Eradicate Cervical Cancer

Dec. 10, 2014 — The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a nonavalent vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) represents another important step in the eradication of cervical cancer, according to ... read more

Young Puerto Rican Women and Their Mothers Know Little About HPV, Cervical Cancer

Dec. 6, 2014 — Young Puerto Rican women and their mothers know little about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, according to researchers. HPV vaccination rates are low among Puerto Rican women. ... read more

Researchers Pioneer New Approach to Treating HPV-Related Cervical Cancer

Nov. 19, 2014 — A drug that is already well established as a treatment for infection of the retina in people with AIDS has been shown, for the first time, to sensitise cervical cancer to chemotherapy and ... read more

Model Explains Why HIV Prevention Dosing Differs by Sex

Oct. 30, 2014 — A mathematical model predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV ... read more

Oct. 28, 2014 — A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective for the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial. Ten HPV-positive women were treated orally with the ... read more

New Drug Could Help in Battle Against Cervical Cancer

Oct. 23, 2014 — Few patients with recurrent or secondary cervical cancer have tumour shrinkage after conventional chemotherapy, and life expectancy is usually less than one year. An academic study into effects of ... read more

Preventing Cervical Cancer: New Vaccine Against HPV Infections Imminent

Oct. 2, 2014 — Nine sub-types of the human papillomavirus are responsible for 85 per cent of pre-cancerous cells of the cervix. A new vaccine could now prevent these conditions altogether, experts say. It offers a ... read more

Many Women Receive Unnecessary Pap Tests

Sep. 30, 2014 — As many as half to two-thirds of women who’ve undergone hysterectomies or are older than 65 years report receiving Pap tests for cervical cancer, despite recommendations against it, finds a new ... read more

Adding Cediranib to Chemotherapy Improves Progression-Free Survival for Metastatic or Recurrent Cervical Cancer, Phase II Trial Shows

Sep. 28, 2014 — For patients with cervical cancer that has recurred after treatment or has spread elsewhere in the body, adding the experimental drug cediranib to standard chemotherapy improves tumor shrinkage and ... read more

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