Tag Archive | "human papillomavirus"

Despite medical backing, HPV vaccine rates remain low amid sexual and moral controversy

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Source: www.omaha.com Author: Rick Ruggles, World-Herald staff writer The HPV vaccine can reduce the rates of certain cancers, including many cervical and oral cancers, physicians and medical organizations say. But opposition by some individuals is strong, and HPV vaccination rates remain low when compared with other kinds of vaccinations recommended for adolescents. Because the human […]

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HPV vaccine important preventive tool for survivors of childhood cancer

Friday, July 1, 2016

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Ellie Leick As childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of developing second cancers later in life, James Klosky recommends that this population receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) series of vaccines. A survey of 679 survivors one to five years out of treatment was conducted to evaluate how many received the […]

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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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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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Forgotten patients: New guidelines help those with head-and-neck cancers

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Source: www.fredhutch.org Author: Diane Mapes and Sabrina Richards Stigma, isolation and medical complexity may keep patients from getting all the care they need; recommendations aim to change that. Like many cancer patients, Jennifer Giesel has side effects from treatment. There’s the neuropathy in her hands, a holdover from chemo. There’s jaw stiffness from her multiple […]

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Imaging, physical examination find most recurrences of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Source: www.oncologynurseadvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD Posttreatment imaging at 3 months and physical examinations during the 6 months following treatment can detect most recurrences in patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).1 This research was presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. A dramatic increase […]

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NCCN Is ‘Vague,’ So Study Clarifies H&N Cancer Follow-up

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Source: www.medscape.com Author: Nick Mulcahy   Clinical guidelines can sometimes be slow to respond to epidemiology. Take the case of oropharyngeal cancers that are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They are increasingly common in the United States and, as several studies have demonstrated, have better survival than cancers of this type that are not […]

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Oral cancer less likely in women who have more sex; but not the same for men

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Source: www.parentherald.com Author: Diane Ting Having more sex partners reduces the chance of oral cancer for women. Unfortunately, men are more likely to become infected as the number of oral sex partners increases. A study suggests that women who have more vaginal sex partners appear to have a lower risk of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

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HPV vaccination rates are low, especially in Kansas and Missouri, and cancer experts are alarmed

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Source: www.kansascity.com Author: Lisa Gutierrez The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys starting at ages 11 to 12. But in state-by-state comparisons, children in Kansas and Missouri rank at or near the bottom of the list. John Amis The Associated Press   The University of Kansas Cancer Center recently joined nearly 70 other […]

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