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Canadian provinces weighing HPV vaccination of boys

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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Source: www.cmaj.ca/ Author: Laura Eggertson Provinces weighing the merits of implementing the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s recommendation to offer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to boys and men aged 9–26 are facing a tricky trade-off between benefits and costs. “I think the benefits are there, but the costs are high,” which is a crucial issue […]

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Girls-Only Vaccine Could Be Best Weapon Against HPV

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Source: Jezebel.com A new study argues that vaccinating boys against HPV isn’t the best use of resources, since vaccinating more girls will actually lead to a greater reduction in overall infections. However, there are also political implications to consider. Back in October, I wrote that the rise of HPV-related throat cancer in men was an […]

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HPV vaccine myths put health, lives at risk, say health leaders: Airing the facts

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Source: TheNationsHealth.org Vaccination rates for human papillomavirus are lagging for teens, and a complicated web of confusion and misinformation may be to blame, according to public health leaders. Several strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer, and two vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been shown conclusively to defend against those strains. The Food and Drug […]

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Trial Confirms Efficacy of HPV Vaccine, Shows Cross-Protection

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Source: National Cancer Institute End-of-trial results from a trial testing Cervarix, a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18, showed that the vaccine continued to provide substantial protection against cervical precancers 4 years after vaccination. Cervarix provided almost complete protection in young women who had no evidence of exposure to HPV at the […]

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Implications of the Oropharyngeal Cancer Epidemic

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology Chaturvedi et al,1 analyzing specimens back to 1984, validate the long-held hypothesis that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) has increased oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) incidence in the US. They find the incidence of OPSCC in men—who have higher risks of both HPV-positive and HPV-negative OPSCC than women—similar to that […]

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HPV Vaccination Could Reduce the Number of Screening Procedures

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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The National Journal By Sophie Quinton Widespread vaccination against cervical cancer could reduce the need for burdensome screenings, U.S. and Finnish researchers said on Tuesday. A study published in the journal Lancet Oncology show that GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix vaccine, which protects against two strains of human papillomavirus, or HPV, was more than 93 percent effective in […]

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Rate of HPV Vaccination in Teens Lagging

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Source: The Associated Press Author: Staff   Only about half of the teenage girls in the U.S. have rolled up their sleeves for a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer — a rate well below those for two other vaccinations aimed at adolescents. The vaccine hit the market in 2006. By last year, just 49 percent […]

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Can HPV vaccine stop throat cancer?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Source: children.webmd.com Author: Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News (Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD) HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines protect against the sexually transmitted strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. The same HPV strains — spread by kissing and by oral sex — cause oropharyngeal (OP) cancer, the form of head and neck cancer that […]

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With HPV-related head and neck cancers rising, focus on treatment and vaccination

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Source: blogs.wsj.com/health Author: Laura Landro A form of head and neck cancer associated with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus is on the rise, especially in men, the WSJ reports. Fast-rising rates of oropharyngeal cancer — tumors in the tonsil and back-of-the-tongue area — have been linked to changes in sexual behavior that include the increased […]

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HPV prevalence in men

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Source: The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9769, Pages 881 – 883, 12 March 2011 Authors: Anna Giuliano et al. In The Lancet, Anna Giuliano and colleagues1 present a prospective study (HPV in Men [HIM]) of the incidence and clearance of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in men. They also report on male sexual behavior, which determines […]

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