Tag Archive | "HPV"

HPV vaccination could be offered to schoolboys to decrease risk of cancer

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Source: www.mirror.co.uk Author: Andrew Gregory A vaccination could soon be offered to every schoolboy to help tackle the rising rate of some cancers in men, a Government minister revealed on Thursday. Health chiefs are poised to drop their opposition to extending the jab to protect against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is already given […]

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Nivolumab Demonstrated Survival Benefit, Good Tolerance in Refractory HNSCC

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Source: www.asco.org Author: Tim Donald, ELS   In the phase III comparative CheckMate 141 trial, nivolumab demonstrated a “significant improval in survival” in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), compared with therapy of the investigator’s choice, according to Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS, of the University of Pittsburgh […]

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Heading back to the office following head and neck cancer

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Source: blogs.biomedcentral.com Author: Daniel Caley In Cancers of the Head & Neck launching today publishes the first study looking at disability and employment outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Dr Shrujal Baxi, Section Editor for survivorship and patient related outcomes and author of this study, explains more […]

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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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Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Source: www.bbc.com Author: James Gallagher, Health editor A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June. The jab protects against human papillomavirus, which increases the risk of oral, anal and penile cancers. It has been offered to school-age girls, to […]

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HPV vaccination rates for boys in Nova Scotia climbing, province says

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Source: www.cbc.ca Author: Jon Tattrie, CBC News Nova Scotia has one of the best HPV vaccination rates in the country with boys getting the vaccine at the same rate as girls, the province’s chief public health officer says. In 2008, Nova Scotia started offering the vaccine to Grade 7 girls to protect against cancer. In […]

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Increased frequency of unknown primary SCC linked to HPV–positive disease

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Source: www.healio.com Author: staff The occurrence of HPV–positive unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck has significantly increased in recent years, according to the results of a retrospective study. HPV–positive unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma (UPSCC) appeared most prevalent among younger men. UPSCC of the head and neck is comparatively rare, accounting […]

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Suicide: A Major Threat to Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Source: www.jco.ascopubs.com Authors: Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, Eric Adjei Boakye, and Ronald J. Walker
, Mark A. Varvares   TO THE EDITOR: The article by Ringash that was recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology provided a compelling narrative of both the improvements made in head and neck cancer survivorship, as well as the challenges created by longer-term […]

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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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The Oral Cancer Foundation’s Founder, Brian R. Hill, honored by the Global Oral Cancer Forum – International oral cancer community honor his accomplishments in the field.

Friday, March 11, 2016

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: The Oral Cancer Foundation   NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At the recent Global Oral Cancer Forum (GOCF), Brian R. Hill, Executive Director and Founder of the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), was honored for his work as an advocate and innovative thinker in the oral cancer arena. The GOCF organizers […]

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