Tag Archive | "human papilloma virus"

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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Cancer gene may aid researchers find how immune system can help treat cancer or predict outcomes

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Source: immuno-oncologynews.com Author: Daniela Semedo, PhD University of Cincinnati scientists have recently discovered that DEK, a human gene known to cause cancer, can be detected in the plasma of patients with head and neck cancer. DEK may help clinicians understand how a person’s immune system can be used to treat cancer or predict outcomes for […]

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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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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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The case for funding the HPV vaccine for boys

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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Source: www.thespec.com Author: Camilla Cornell, Hamilton Spectator If Tiffany Bond could have had her 25-year-old son inoculated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), she’d have done it in a heartbeat. After all, Bond knows well the pain HPV virus can cause. Eight years ago, at age 39, Bond flicked back her long hair and touched […]

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Professor Harald zur Hausen: Nobel scientist calls for HPV vaccination for boys

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Source: www.independent.co.uk Author: Charlie Cooper & Gloria Nakajubi   The UK should vaccinate all boys against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered the link between HPV and cancer has said. Professor Harald zur Hausen, the German virologist whose theory that HPV could be a cause of cervical cancers led […]

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Merck immunotherapy appears effective in head and neck cancer – study | Reuters

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Source: www.firstpress.com Author: Bill Berkrot   A Merck & Co drug that helps the immune system fight cancer was about twice as effective as the current standard therapy for patients with recurrent or advanced head and neck cancers, according to study data released on Friday. A quarter of the 132 patients who received the drug, […]

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Cure Possible for Some HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Fran Lowry In a subset of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, the goal of achieving a “cure” is a realistic one, even in patients who have limited distant metastases, a prospective study has shown. Of the patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer and distant metastases, 10% survived more than 2 years […]

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HPV vaccination does not increase promiscuity among adolescents: It’s a vaccine against sexually transmitted cancer

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Source: reason.com Author: Ronald Bailey On February 3, 2015, libertarian radio host Andrew Wilkow invited me to discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination. We disagreed: Mr. Wilkow is considerably more worried about the risks than is warranted by the scientific evidence. During the segment, Mr. Wilkow stated that he did not plan to have […]

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Inherited factors linked to head and neck cancers in young adults

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Source: www.news-medical.net Author: Oxford University Press An article published online today in the International Journal of Epidemiology pools data from 25 case-control studies and conducts separate analyses to show that head and neck cancers (HNC) in young adults are more likely to be as a result of inherited factors, rather than lifestyle factors such as […]

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