Tag Archive | "human papillomavirus"

New concerns about the human papillomavirus vaccine

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Source: www.acpeds.org Author: Scott S. Field, MD, American College of Pediatricians The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is committed to the health and well-being of children, including prevention of disease by vaccines. It has recently come to the attention of the College that one of the recommended vaccines could possibly be associated with the […]

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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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Less Is More for HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Reduced-intensity regimen clears disease in 86% of cases

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Source: www.medpagetoday.com Author: Charles Bankhead   SAN ANTONIO — Less intense treatment of low-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer achieved a high rate of pathologic complete response (pCR) and favorable patient-reported outcomes, a preliminary trial showed. Overall, 37 of 43 (86%) patients achieved pCR with deintensified chemoradiation, including all but one evaluable primary tumor. The […]

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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 Persistence Predicts Poor Prognosis in Head/Neck Cancer

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN   Among patients with human papillomavirus–positive oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-OPC), persistence of HPV following treatment is associated with a poorer prognosis. Results of a new study show that the persistence of HPV16 DNA, detected in oral rinses after treatment has ended, may be predictive of disease recurrence. In a […]

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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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Public speaker back to work after tongue cancer surgery

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Source: www.komonews.com Author: Molly Shen Local doctors are seeing an alarming rise in the number of tongue cancer cases in people who never smoked or chewed tobacco. The Human Papillomavirus is a possible cause, but sometimes there’s no viral or obvious reason. Robert Hasse was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2013. He writes a blog […]

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The case for extending the HPV vaccine is clear and urgent

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk Author: Dr Shaun Griffin Last month the world marked Immunization Week, an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of routine life-saving immunizations and how they have transformed our approach to public health over the course of centuries. Close the Immunization Gap was this year’s theme by the World Health Organisation. Progress towards […]

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Nova Scotia to include boys in HPV vaccination schedule

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Source: www.theglobeandmail.com Author: Kelly Grant, Health Reporter Boys in Nova Scotia will begin receiving free vaccinations against the human papillomavirus next fall, a move that makes the Maritime province only the third in Canada to extend public funding of the cancer-thwarting shot to all children, regardless of gender. In the budget unveiled on Thursday, Nova […]

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