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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

HPV Infection Can Be Identified in Self-Collected Vaginal Swabs

Apr. 29, 2016 — High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately ... read more

Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

Apr. 15, 2016 — A new study demonstrates a potential link between treatment of long-term oral nucleos(t)ide analogues and an increased risk of colorectal (p=0.029) and cervical (p=0.049) cancer in patients with ... read more

SPECT-MRI Fusion Minimizes Surgery for Diagnosis of Early-Stage Cervical Cancer Patients

Apr. 14, 2016 — Cervical cancer patients without enlarged lymph nodes could benefit from SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) to assess whether metastases are ... read more

Cancer Expert Says Public Health, Prevention Measures Are Key to Defeating Cancer

Mar. 3, 2016 — Is investment in research to develop new treatments the best approach to controlling cancer? Many people believe that the time is right for another big push to defeat cancer, including President ... read more

Smoking Cigarettes Can Be a Chronic Pain in Your Neck

Feb. 18, 2016 — Adding to the already length list of reasons not to smoke, researchers have connected smoking to worsening degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine, according to new ... read more

Connection Between Anal Cancer, HPV

Feb. 17, 2016 — The results of a study demonstrating a connection between anal cancer and human papillomavirus infection has been published by researchers. It builds on research that indicated an increased ... read more

Sleep Apnea Treatment Associated With Reduced Readmissions for Patients With Heart Failure

Jan. 26, 2016 — Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to new ... read more

Biomarker Can Predict Risk of Preterm Birth from First Half of Pregnancy

Jan. 12, 2016 — Offering a standard biomarker test earlier in pregnancy could potentially help doctors to better identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, thus enabling health services to focus treatments ... read more

Cancer Rates Decline in Many High-Income Countries, but Rise in Lower-Income Countries

Dec. 14, 2015 — Improved screening and detection efforts, combined with decreases in risk factors like smoking, have reduced the incidence and mortality rates from several common types of cancer in many high-income ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Future treatment of cervical cancer has been advanced by a new discovery, reports a team of scientists. Oncoviruses (cancer-causing viruses) are said to account for about 12% of new cancer cases ... read more

Researchers Call for Investment in Cancer Control in Low And Middle-Income Countries

Nov. 12, 2015 — Investments in cancer control -- prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care -- are increasingly needed in low- and, particularly, middle-income countries, where most of the ... read more

New Research Opens Door to Understanding Human Tonsil Cancer

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a groundbreaking method to identify and separate stem cells that reside in the tonsils. While stem cells in many other body tissues have been well studied, little is known ... read more

Around a Fifth of Unvaccinated Ethnic School Girls in UK Think They Don't Need HPV Jab

Nov. 2, 2015 — Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have ... read more

New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear Cancer-Causing HPV Infections Faster

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new therapeutic vaccine, GTL001, developed to clear HPV strains 16 and 18 – the types most likely to cause cancer – is being evaluated for safety in a Phase I clinical ... read more

More Precise Due Dates for Pregnant Mothers

Oct. 27, 2015 — Until now, measuring cervical length has been used to help detect women with a high chance of premature labor -- the shorter the cervix, the more likely labor is imminent. Now researchers suggests ... read more

Outreach Increases Completion of HPV Vaccination Series by Adolescent Girls

Oct. 19, 2015 — A multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of cervical cancer caused by the virus, say ... read more

Updated Pap Smear Test Guidelines Lead to Decreased STI Screening, Study Finds

Oct. 15, 2015 — Following the introduction of Cancer Care Ontario's 2012 cervical cancer screening guidelines, female patients were 50 per cent less likely to undergo screening for sexually transmitted ... read more

Study Reveals High Rates of Preventable Cancers in Indigenous Peoples of High-Income Countries

Oct. 15, 2015 — New research highlights the scale and profile of cancer in indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, revealing high rates of often preventable cancers including lung and ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A smartphone-based device that can reliably carry out molecular diagnoses in under an hour for approximately two dollars per patient has been developed by researchers. The device could enable ... read more

DNA-Based Vaccine Clears Nearly Half of Precancerous Cervical Lesions in Clinical Trial

Sep. 30, 2015 — Using a novel synthetic platform for creating vaccines a team of researchers has successfully eradicated precancerous cervical lesions in nearly half of the women who received an investigational ... read more

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