Tag Archive | "HPV"

Possible marker for recurring HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancers

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Source: www.eureka.org Author: John Hopkins Media Contact: Vanessa Wasta   A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at The […]

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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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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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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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Poison’s Rikki Rockett Reveals He Is Battling Oral Cancer

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Source: www.loudwire.com Author: Chad Childers   Poison drummer Rikki Rockett revealed during an appearance on the Eddie Trunk Live radio show that he’s completed nine rounds of chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiation treatments after being diagnosed with oral cancer this past summer and that he’ll find out in February if the treatments were successful. […]

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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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New research opens door to understanding human tonsil cancer



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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Source: medicalxpress.com Author: staff Researchers at Simon Fraser University and the BC Cancer Agency have developed a groundbreaking method to identify and separate stem cells that reside in the tonsils. Their research, which sheds new light on the fight against oral cancer, is published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports. While stem cells in […]

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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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