Tag Archive | "human papillomavirus"

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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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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