Human Papillomavirus

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.

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.

Canadian Vaccination Programs Encouraged to Extend HPV Vaccine to Males

Canadian Vaccination Programs Encouraged to Extend HPV Vaccine to Males

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An analysis has recommended expanding HPV vaccination programs to include males in Canada because it will help protect them against HPV-related cancers.

HPV16 DNA in oral rinse found to be prognostic of oropharyngeal cancer recurrence

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Oropharyngeal cancer patients with detectable traces of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) in their saliva after cancer treatment are at an increased risk for recurrence.

Blood antibodies may predict survival of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

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The presence of certain human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 antibodies in the blood is associated with improved survival rates for patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma.

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer has cure potential

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A prospective study found that patients with human papillomavirus-related disease had better treatment response than HPV-negative patients.

New approach pioneered for treating HPV-related cervical cancer

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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.

Biomarkers predict effectiveness of radiation treatments for head and neck cancer

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An international team of researchers identified two biomarkers that were good at predicting a patient's resistance to radiation therapy for squamous cell cancer of the head and neck.

Number of cancer stem cells may not predict outcome in HPV-related oral cancers

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The quality of cancer stem cells, rather than their quantity, may be the factor that leads to better survival in certain patients with oral cancer.

Systematic and comprehensive genomic study of cervical cancer completed

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Researchers from Boston, Massachusetts; Mexico; and Norway have completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations.

HPV linked to growing number of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame for the alarming increase of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer.

Antiviral therapy may trigger some genetic variants of cervical cancer

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A new understanding of the genetic process that can lead to cervical cancer may help improve diagnosis of potentially dangerous lesions for some women.

Biomarker promising for predicting HPV-related oropharynx cancer

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Antibodies against the human papillomavirus (HPV) may help identify those with a greatly increased risk for HPV-related cancer of the oropharynx.

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