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Despite medical backing, HPV vaccine rates remain low amid sexual and moral controversy

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Source: www.omaha.com Author: Rick Ruggles, World-Herald staff writer The HPV vaccine can reduce the rates of certain cancers, including many cervical and oral cancers, physicians and medical organizations say. But opposition by some individuals is strong, and HPV vaccination rates remain low when compared with other kinds of vaccinations recommended for adolescents. Because the human […]

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HPV is changing the face of head and neck cancers

Friday, June 3, 2016

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Source: www.healio.com Author: Christine Cona   A drastic increase in the number of HPV-associated oropharynx cancers, particularly those of the tonsil and base of tongue, has captured the attention of head and neck oncologists worldwide. In February, at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium in Chandler, Ariz., Maura Gillison, MD, PhD, professor and Jeg […]

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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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Call for NZ Government to fund HPV vaccine for boys

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Source: www.nzherald.co.nz Author: Martin Johnston Throat-cancer patient Grant Munro paid for his son to be vaccinated against the sexually-transmitted HPV virus because the Government has refused. A 58-year-old scientific expert on viruses, he is backing a campaign by doctors calling for the extension of state funding of the controversial HPV vaccine to boys. Dr Munro, […]

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HPV rates down, CDC credits vaccine

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Source: www.thv11.com Author: Winnie Wright Researchers say the rates of a cancer causing virus are on the decline thanks to vaccinations. In recent years, vaccinations have become a hot-button issue for parents and the HPV vaccine was no exception. When the CDC began recommending the Human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, there was a lot 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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Throat and tongue cancers linked to sexually transmitted virus on the rise

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Source: www.theage.com.au Author: Julia Medew The sexual revolution is producing a new wave of throat and tongue cancers among middle-aged people, who are falling victim to a rare side effect of the “common cold of sexually transmitted infections”. A growing number of Australians with oropharyngeal cancer are testing positive to the human papillomavirus (HPV), suggesting […]

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HPV vaccine now free for ‘at-risk’ boys and men under 26

Friday, July 10, 2015

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Source: www.vancitybuzz.com Author: Jill Slattery The government of B.C. announced this week the HPV vaccine for human papilloma virus will now be available free of charge to boys and men under age 26 who classify as ‘at-risk’. Beginning in September, the free HPV vaccine program currently only available to young women will become available to […]

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