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New approach pioneered for treating HPV-related cervical cancer

A drug typically used to treat infection of the retina in people with AIDS has been shown, for the first time, to sensitize cervical cancer to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Cervical cancer incidence higher in states with lower proportion of HPV vaccination rates

Number of adolescent girls receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine much lower in states with higher rates of cervical cancer.

Many women are not screened for cervical cancer despite need

The CDC notes that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women never or rarely screened.

Many US women still not taking advantage of cervical cancer screening

8 million women between the ages of 21 and 65 years of age were not screened for cervical cancer in the last five years.

Cediranib added to chemotherapy improves progression-free survival in cervical cancer

Addition of the experimental drug cediranib to standard chemotherapy improves tumor shrinkage and adds a modest improvement in progression-free survival for patients with cervical cancer that has recurred after treatment.

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