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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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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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