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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Understanding Why Some Latina Women Discontinue Participation in Cancer Prevention Outreach

July 24, 2015 — It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A new study found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are ... read more

Extended-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancers Does Not Increase Risk of Duodenal Toxicity

July 7, 2015 — A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) ... read more

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

June 27, 2015 — Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ... read more

May 27, 2015 — An international scientific team has successfully created a three-dimensional model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Their model could ultimately help discover new drugs and cast new light ... 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

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

HPV Vaccine Should Not Be Delayed

Apr. 27, 2015 — New research shows early benefits from the human papillomavirus vaccine in young girls. The HPV vaccine, which protects against four types of HPV shown to cause cervical cancer and anogenital warts, ... 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

Curry: Curcumin Offers Potential Therapy for Cancers Caused by HPV

Apr. 23, 2015 — Curcumin, an antioxidant found in the curry spice turmeric, has been found to slow or limit the activity of the HPV virus, which causes oral and cervical ... read more

HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May Be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at ... read more

Cancer Prevention Efforts in the US a Mixed Bag

Apr. 1, 2015 — While there has been substantial progress in some cancer control efforts in the past several decades, like reductions in smoking and increased utilization of cancer screening, progress in some areas ... read more

Female IBD Patients: Stay Up-to-Date on Your Cervical Cancer Screening

Mar. 26, 2015 — Women with inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer, according to a new study. Although patients with both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease -- ... read more

Urging HPV Vaccine for Boys Could Protect More People at Same Price

Mar. 11, 2015 — Whether vaccinating U.S. boys against HPV in addition to girls is worth the cost has been hotly debated. But with HPV-related cancers in men on the rise, and coverage in girls stagnating below the ... 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

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

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

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

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