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Cervical Cancer Research News: TCGA study identifies genomic features of cervical cancer

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(SOURCE:  NIH/NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE) – Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel genomic and molecular characteristics of cervical cancer that will aid in the subclassification of the disease and may help target therapies that are most appropriate for each patient. The new study, a comprehensive analysis of the genomes of 178 […]

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Cervical Cancer Research: U of SC researchers discover new subtype of cervical cancer

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA) – A team of University of South Carolina scientists led by Carolyn Banister and Phillip Buckhaults has identified a new subtype of cervical cancer that, like most cervical cancers, is triggered by human papillomavirus (HPV) but whose growth is not directed by the virus, suggesting that therapy targeting these tumors’ distinct genomic […]

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Cervical Cancer Screening Could be Less Frequent According to New Study

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(HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH) According to a recent press release, women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years–instead of every three years, as currently recommended–and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Cervical Cancer News: Less Than 50% of Cervical Cancer Patients Receive Standard-of-Care Treatment

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(UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) According to a recent press release, standard-of-care treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer includes radiation, chemotherapy and brachytherapy (in which radiation is implanted internally). A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology shows that only 44 percent of patients in a large, national sample […]