Human Papillomavirus HPV News

HPV Research News: Scientists get best view yet of cancer-causing virus HPV

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(SOURCE: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY) – New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to studies led by a Penn State College of Medicine researcher. Using a new imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy — or cryo-EM — the researchers discovered never-before-seen details of the virus […]

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HPV Vaccination Recommendations: MD Anderson and nation’s cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS M. D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER) – Statement supports fewer vaccinations, urges action to increase national vaccination rates. As national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has again united with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint […]

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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 […]

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Survey Shows Disparities Regarding HPV Vaccine Recommendations

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(American Academy of Pediatrics) According to the National Immunization Survey-Teen 2014 which analyzed data on 34,478 teenagers, approximately 72.6% of girls and 51.8% of boys received a human papillomavirus vaccine recommendation. Provider recommendation, authors said, plays a key role in whether an adolescent will be vaccinated.