Cervical Cancer

Incidence of Invasive Cervical Cancer May Not Be Affected by HIV Status

Incidence of Invasive Cervical Cancer May Not Be Affected by HIV Status

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HIV infection may not have a contributory effect on the incidence of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) in women as they age.

Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Could Extend Survival in Relapsed Disease

Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Could Extend Survival in Relapsed Disease

Axalimogene filolisbac, an intravenous vaccine currently in clinical trials, could prevent often-fatal cervical cancer relapse.

Cervical Cancer Survivors Prone to Long-Term Fatigue, Insomnia

Cervical Cancer Survivors Prone to Long-Term Fatigue, Insomnia

Fatigue and insomnia can persist for many cervical cancer survivors years after their treatment, and have a serious impact on quality of life.

ASCO Issues Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention

ASCO Issues Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention

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ASCO offers global recommendations for HPV vaccination tailored to structural resource levels of regions.

Parental Self-persuasion in Low-Income Groups Improves HPV Vaccination Rates

Parental Self-persuasion in Low-Income Groups Improves HPV Vaccination Rates

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Self-persuasion is more effective than external persuasion for motivating low-income parents to vaccinate their children against HPV.

High Rates of Persistent Opioid Use 6 Months After RT for Cervical Cancer

High Rates of Persistent Opioid Use 6 Months After RT for Cervical Cancer

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Nearly 3 in 10 cervical cancer survivors were still using opioids at 6 months after completing radiotherapy.

Nonadherence to Guidelines, Low-Volume Centers Linked to Lower Cervical Cancer Survival

Nonadherence to Guidelines, Low-Volume Centers Linked to Lower Cervical Cancer Survival

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Nonadherence to NCCN guideline treatment recommendations was strongly associated with decreased survival from early-stage cervical cancer.

HPV Vaccination Discussions Need to Focus on Education, Awareness

HPV Vaccination Discussions Need to Focus on Education, Awareness

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The top reasons for not initiating HPV vaccination are necessity, safety, and knowledge, rather than a lack of discussions on sexuality.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach Reduces Cervical Cancer Treatment Delays in Low-Resource Areas

Multidisciplinary Team Approach Reduces Cervical Cancer Treatment Delays in Low-Resource Areas

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Multidisciplinary team approach reduces cervical cancer treatment delays in Botswana by 50%.

Alarming Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates

Alarming Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates

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A new study that only included women with a cervix has found the risk of dying from cervical cancer is higher than previously thought.

Standard of Care Underused for Advanced Cervical Cancer

Standard of Care Underused for Advanced Cervical Cancer

Despite improved overall survival with standard of care, less than half of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer receive SOC treatment.

New Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

New Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

HPV DNA testing recommended in all resource settings; HIV should undergo screening more often

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Low Incidence of Cervical Cancer for HPV-Negative Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative women have low long-term incidence of cervical cancer and CIN3+, which supports an extension of the cervical screening interval beyond five years for some, according to a study.

Additional Evidence HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

Additional Evidence HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection appears even more effective than previously believed and protection appears to occur even when only one or two of the recommended doses are given.

HIV Infection Worsens Survival of Patients With Cervical Cancer

HIV Infection Worsens Survival of Patients With Cervical Cancer

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HIV is associated with reduced cancer-specific survival among women with invasive cervical cancer.

Routine Pap Smears Improve Cervical Cancer Risk in Women Older Than 65 Years

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Despite confirmation of a link between routine Pap smear screening and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women older than 65 years, most US health guidelines discourage older women from undergoing routine Pap smears unless they have pre-existing risk factors.

HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Cell Anomalies in Young Women

HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Cell Anomalies in Young Women

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Fewer cervical cell anomalies were present on cervical cancer screens of young women in Canada who received the HPV vaccine through a school-based program.

CDC: Most HPV-Linked Cancers Are Preventable

CDC: Most HPV-Linked Cancers Are Preventable

Cervical cancer, and oropharyngeal cancers in men, account for most HPV-associated cancers.

Patient Navigation Significantly Improves Cancer Screening Rates

Patient Navigation Significantly Improves Cancer Screening Rates

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The addition of a patient navigation component to a population-based IT system boosted screening rates for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer in patients at high risk for nonadherence.

ASCO Releases Resource-Stratified Guidelines for Management of Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO Releases Resource-Stratified Guidelines for Management of Invasive Cervical Cancer

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ASCO has published its first clinical practice guideline on invasive cervical cancer, and the guidelines are the first to offer treatment recommendations tailored to resource availability.

Protein Identified That Could Prevent Tumor Growth in Cervical Cancer

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A protein has been identified that can inhibit cellular inflammation, a major contributor to the growth of cervical cancer.

ASCO Develops Care Recommendations for Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO Develops Care Recommendations for Invasive Cervical Cancer

The American Society for Clinical Oncology has developed guidelines for the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer.

More Than HPV Vaccine Uptake Is Needed to Reduce the Burden of HPV-associated Cancers

More Than HPV Vaccine Uptake Is Needed to Reduce the Burden of HPV-associated Cancers

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Although HPV vaccination is expected to decrease the cancer burden from HPV across all racial and ethnic groups, some disparities are expected to persist and widen if their causes are not addressed, including lack of access to screening, timely diagnoses, and treatment.

Chronic HBV Treatment Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

Chronic HBV Treatment Linked to Increased Rates of Colorectal and Cervical Cancer

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A potential link between long-term oral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and an increased risk of colorectal and cervical cancers was demonstrated.

Nuclear Imaging Offers Noninvasive Assessment of Early Stage Cervical Cancer

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In patients with cervical cancer who do not have enlarged lymph nodes, SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) could assess whether metastases are present.

Adherence to Pap Smear Testing Not Influenced by Free or For-a-fee Among Low-income Swedish Women

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Offering free pap smears for cervical cancer screening did not increase pap smear frequency in low income women, even though low income and socioeconomic status are more likely to predict women skipping pap smears.

Follow-up of Screening Results Varies Between Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers

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Follow-up of people whose screening examinations showed abnormal findings occurred faster for breast cancer than for colorectal and cervical cancers, according to a recent study involving more than 1 million people who underwent screening for these cancers.

Obesity Is Not a Factor in Racial or Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Screening Adherence

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Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.

Incidence of Undetected Cancer in Patients Undergoing Gynecologic Surgery for a Benign Condition Higher Than Estimated

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Researchers in Massachusetts sought to determine how frequently cancer is diagnosed in women after undergoing gynecologic surgery for a problem believed to be benign.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Stage at Diagnosis and Fertility-Sparing Treatment in Young Women With Cervical Cancer

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts Stage at Diagnosis and Fertility-Sparing Treatment in Young Women With Cervical Cancer

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Both the stage of cervical cancer at diagnosis and the receipt of fertility-sparing treatment among young women age 21 to 25 years, but not among women age 26 to 34 years, is associated with the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion provision.

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