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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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HPV vaccines: Research on safety, racial disparities in vaccination rates and male participation

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Source: journalistsresource.us1.list-manage.com Author: staff Since it became available in the United States in 2006, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a source of debate, with proponents lauding it as a substantial gain in the fight against cancer, and opponents concerned with its implications for sexual activity among youth. With the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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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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Three things you might not know about HPV

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.ca Author: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre April 26 to May 2 is National Immunization Awareness week in Canada. One immunization known for raising a lot of questions is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, provided free of charge in Ontario to girls in grades 8-12, and following provincial schedules across the country. While there is […]

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HPV Related Cancers Increase in Men

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Source: scientificamerican.com Author: Robin Lloyd A vaccine to protect against the most dangerous strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), which cause almost all cervical cancers, as well as many cases of other cancers and genital warts in both sexes, won the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nearly nine years ago. The Centers for Disease […]

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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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Oral cancer on rise in young people

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Source: www.wwltv.com Author: Jaclyn Kelley Alex Dupuy is like most 15-year-old boys, except for one very special talent. Last year he stole the headlines during a bowling tournament for bowling a perfect 300. But that high wouldn’t last long. “My son came to us one day and said I have an ulcer, and we thought, […]

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Three shots that could stop cancer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Source: tucson.com Author: Meredith Wadman Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. It was late 2011, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just recommended that boys join girls in being vaccinated at […]

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President’s panel calls for more girls, boys to get HPV vaccine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Author: Government news release Source: consumer.healthday.com Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), the President’s Cancer Panel reported Monday. HPV is linked to cervical cancer as well as penis, rectal and oral cancers. One in four adults in the United States is infected with at least one […]

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Concerned About HPV-Related Cancer Rise, Researchers Advocate Boosting HPV Vaccination Rates

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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By: Anna Azvolinsky Source: JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute Advance Access Published:  August 29, 2013   Deaths from the major cancers—lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate—continue to decline, a trend that started in the early 1990s. Cancer incidence is also declining, if slightly, for both sexes. That’s the good news from the annual Report to the Nation on the […]

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