Tag Archive | "human papilloma virus"

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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In one study, lower dose treatment for HPV oropharyngeal cancers is successful

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Author: Anthony Cmelak, M.D. Source: medicalnewstoday.com   A new study suggests that lowering the dose of radiation therapy for some head and neck cancer patients may improve outcomes and cause fewer long-term side effects. The research was presented by lead author Anthony Cmelak, M.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), during the 50th annual meeting […]

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Prognosis of tumors positive for human papilloma virus in head and neck cancers varies according to the site

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Source: www.sciencecodex.com Author: staff Patients with cancer of the throat and who are positive for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV+) have a good prognosis, but until now the effect of being HPV+ on the prognosis of tumours located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now shown that HPV status appears […]

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Anti-seizure medications prevent cancer

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Source: guardianlv.com Author: Lindsey Alexander A recent report came out from the journal Cancer indicating a new finding that anti-seizure medications might prevent some forms of cancer. Drugs like valporic acid (Depakote), are one form of prescription in this classification. Though also used as a mood-stabilizer, Depakote can prevent seizures from occurring, and has been […]

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Global trends suggest HPV positive oral cancer greatly increased in young males

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Source: www.zawya.com Author: staff While the incidence of smoking-related oral squamous cell carcinoma has decreased in many parts of the world, cases of human papilloma virus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC) have greatly increased. Otolaryngologists are finding that the majority of their patients are male and a lot younger in age than their counterparts. This […]

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