Tag Archive | "cervical cancer"

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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Cancer-causing HPV plummeted in teens since vaccine, study finds

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Source: www.cnn.com Author: Sarina Storres   (CNN)The human papillomavirus vaccine was first recommended for adolescent girls in the United States in 2006. Since that time, the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus has been dropping among young women, according to a new study. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the rates 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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NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Source: www.medicine.wustl.edu Author: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Staff   Approximately 79 million people in the United States are currently infected with a human papillomavirus (HPV) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 14 million new infections occur each year. Several types of high-risk HPV are responsible for […]

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HPV debate reframed to focus on cancer

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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January 27, 2016 By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Science   U.S. cancer centers unanimously call for increase in vaccine use for cancer prevention. Amid recent talk of “moonshot” cancer cures and new treatments in development, it can be easy to forget that we already have an effective, simple way to prevent at […]

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HPV vaccines: Research on safety, racial disparities in vaccination rates and male participation

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Source: journalistsresource.us1.list-manage.com Author: staff Since it became available in the United States in 2006, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a source of debate, with proponents lauding it as a substantial gain in the fight against cancer, and opponents concerned with its implications for sexual activity among youth. With the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Expanded age indication cleared for Gardasil 9 in males

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.FormularyJournal.ModernMedicine.com Author: Erin Bastick   FDA approved an expanded age indication for Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant (Gardasil 9, Merck) in males. Seven HPV types in Gardasil 9 (HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) cause approximately 90% to 95% of HPV-related anal cancers, 90% of cervical cancers, and 80% of high-grade […]

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A cancer on the rise, and the vaccine too late for Gen X

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Source: www.cnn.com Author: Martha Shade   (CNN)The vaccine given to prevent cervical cancer in women could end up saving men’s lives, too. Evidence is mounting that the HPV vaccine is also effective in preventing other HPV-related cancers, including those of the head and neck. Although most people who get HPV do not develop cancer, rates […]

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Manitoba expands HPV vaccination program to include boys

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Source: www.rapidnewsnetwork.com Author: Cody Griffin   While most HPV infections go away over time with no treatment, a few can go on to cause cancer. Health Minister Sharon Blady said the province’s vaccine program will be expanded next year to include Grade 6 and Grade 9 boys as part of Manitoba’s cancer strategy. The province […]

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Multisite HPV16/18 Vaccine Efficacy Against Cervical, Anal, and Oral HPV Infection

Friday, October 16, 2015

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Source: www.oxfordjournal.com Authors: Daniel Bleacher, Aimee Kreimer, Mark Schiffman, Rolando Herrero, Ana Cecilia Rodriguez, Douglas Lowy, Carolina Porras, John Schiller, Wim Quint, Silvia Jiminez, Mahboobeh Safaeian, Linda Struijk, John Scchussler, Allan Hildesheim, Paula Gonzalez   Background: Previous Costa Rica Vaccine Trial (CVT) reports separately demonstrated vaccine efficacy against HPV16 and HPV18 (HPV16/18) infections at the […]

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