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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Lupus Confirmed as Risk Factor for Cervical Cancer

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study found a doubled risk of pre-malignant cervical changes, and potentially also an increased risk of cervical cancer, among women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) compared ... read more

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

HPV Vaccine May Be Effective in Adolescents With Kidney Disease, but Less So in Those With a Kidney Transplant

Apr. 7, 2016 — Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from ... read more

HPV: Cervical Peeling as Treatment for Precancerous Conditions

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new treatment for the pre-stages of cervical cancer has been developed, caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. The treatment involves using 85% trichloroacetic acid, an acid that is ... read more

MRI Helps Predict Preterm Birth

Mar. 15, 2016 — Early dilation of the cervix, a neck of tissue connecting the uterus with the vagina, during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery. Women in their second trimester of pregnancy with a cervix ... read more

Women Suffer More Neck Pain Than Men

Mar. 8, 2016 — Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a new ... read more

Women Need More of the HIV Drug Truvada Than Men to Prevent Infection

Mar. 4, 2016 — Women need daily doses of the antiviral medication Truvada to prevent HIV infection while men only need two doses per week due to the way the drug accumulates in different body tissues, according to ... 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

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