Tag Archive | "Cervarix"

Frontline Cancer: vaccines for HPV near guarantee

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Source: www.lajollalight.com Author: Dr. Scott Lippman Dear Scott: “Our son, who is 25, went to the GP yesterday and his doc wasn’t sure about giving the Gardasil I had been bugging him to get. Didn’t you tell me about the benefits of the HPV vaccination?” The note was from a friend. It was personal, but […]

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ASCO Urges Aggressive Efforts to Increase HPV Vaccination

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Zosia Chustecka   Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines have now been available for 10 years, but despite many medical professional bodies strongly recommending the vaccine, uptake in the United States remains low. Data from a national survey show that about 36% of girls and 14% of boys have received the full schedule of […]

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Study: HPV vaccine reduces HPV incidence in teenage girls

Monday, February 22, 2016

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Source: www.upi.com Author: Stephen Feller   Just over half of girls have received the HPV vaccination, but a new CDC study shows it has significantly reduced prevalence of the cancer-causing STI among females who have received the vaccine when compared with those who have not. Photo by Adam Gregor/Shutterstock   WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) — […]

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Cancer Centers urge increase in HPV vaccinations

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Source: www.wsj.com Author: Ron Winslow The top cancer centers in the U.S. jointly called for an increase in vaccination against the human papilloma virus, or HPV, saying low uptake of the three-shot regimens amounts to a “public health threat” and a major missed opportunity to prevent a variety of potentially lethal malignancies. In a statement […]

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Single Dose of HPV-16/18 Vaccine Looks to Be Sufficient

Monday, June 15, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Jenni Laidman   A single dose of a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) may prevent cervical cancer as effectively as the standard three-dose regimen, researchers concluded after analyzing the combined results of two large vaccine trials. The HPV vaccine in these studies was Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline), which is effective against HPV strains 16/18. […]

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HPV Vaccine Linked to Less-Risky Behavior

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Source: torontosun.com Author: Roxanne Nelson, Reuters   Contrary to concerns that getting vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV) will lead young people to have more or riskier sex, a new study in England finds less risky behaviour among young women who got the HPV vaccine. “To my knowledge no studies have shown that HPV vaccination […]

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Federal goal is set to increase the amount of boys and girls vaccinated against HPV by 2020

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Source: www. wsj.com (Wall Street Journal.com) Author: Caitlin McCabe   Public-health officials are pushing for higher HPV vaccination rates amid growing evidence that cancers linked to the virus are afflicting more men. The National Cancer Institute announced recently it is pouring nearly $2.7 million into 18 U.S. cancer centers to boost HPV vaccinations among boys […]

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Update on head and neck cancers, HPV: creating public awareness

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS Public awareness of head and neck cancer (HNC) is limited, with the lack of awareness including the term head and neck cancer and common symptoms and risk factors, such as tobacco use and human papillomavirus (HPV).1 The online survey of 2,126 randomly selected adults in the United […]

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CDC finds coverage for HPV vaccination among teens is still low

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Source: medicalnewstoday.com Author: staff   Although there has been a slight increase in human papillomavirus vaccination coverage among adolescents since 2012, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that vaccine coverage in this population remains “unacceptably low”. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. There are more […]

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President’s panel calls for more girls, boys to get HPV vaccine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Author: Government news release Source: consumer.healthday.com Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), the President’s Cancer Panel reported Monday. HPV is linked to cervical cancer as well as penis, rectal and oral cancers. One in four adults in the United States is infected with at least one […]

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