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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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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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Doctors Trying To Remind Americans That The HPV Vaccine Isn’t All About Sex

Friday, December 12, 2014

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Source: thinkprogress.org Author: Tara Culp-Ressler   Dr. Ronald A. DePinho is on a mission.   DePinho, who’s been a cancer researcher for decades and currently serves as the president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, wants to reframe the national conversation about the HPV vaccine to drive home a fundamental point.   […]

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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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Finding better ways to treat, prevent HPV

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Source: www.fhcrc.or Author: Diane Mapes – Fred Hutch News Service Twenty-nine years ago, scientists didn’t know what caused many of the genital-tract cancers they studied, much less how to stop them. Today, not only has human papillomavirus been pinpointed as the viral perpetrator behind nearly all genital-tract and some head and neck cancers, there’s now […]

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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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