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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

If You Want Change, Tell a Relevant Story, Not Just Facts

May 7, 2015 — Latin American women may be twice as likely as white women to contract cervical cancer, and are significantly less likely to be educated about the causes of the disease or to be screened for it. ... read more

Inconsistent Medicaid Expansion Would Widen Disparities in Screenings for Women's Cancers

May 12, 2015 — Researchers recently conducted a study that found low-income and uninsured women in states that are not expanding their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid coverage are less likely to receive breast ... read more

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

Procedures to Prevent Cervical Cancer Do Not Affect Fertility, Study Suggests

Feb. 11, 2015 — Common surgical procedures used to diagnose and treat precancerous cervical lesions do not decrease women's chances of becoming pregnant, according to a new study that followed nearly 100,000 ... 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

Feb. 13, 2015 — According to a multinational clinical trial involving nearly 20,000 young women, the human papilloma virus vaccine, Cervarix, not only has the potential to prevent cervical cancer, but was effective ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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