Vaccination

High U.S. Economic Burden for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

High U.S. Economic Burden for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

A recent study examined the current economic burden attributable to vaccine-preventable diseases among U.S. adults.

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.

ASCO Offers Guidelines for Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

ASCO Offers Guidelines for Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

Oncologists should raise awareness of HPV-related cancers and role of vaccinations

Initiation of HPV Vaccination Highest Among High-poverty and Majority Hispanic Communities

Initiation of HPV Vaccination Highest Among High-poverty and Majority Hispanic Communities

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Teen girls living in high-poverty and in majority Hispanic communities had the highest rates of having received at least 1 dose of the HPV vaccine compared with those in low-poverty communities and in communities of other racial or ethnic compositions.

Communication Practices of Many US Physicians May Be Discouraging HPV Vaccination

Communication Practices of Many US Physicians May Be Discouraging HPV Vaccination

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Many pediatricians and primary care physicians reported communicating about HPV vaccination with parents in ways that likely discourage them from having their children vaccinated.

CDC: Not Enough Male Adolescents Receiving HPV Vaccine

CDC: Not Enough Male Adolescents Receiving HPV Vaccine

Physicians failing to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits to parents could be a factor.

Many Doctors Not Consistent With HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Many Doctors Not Consistent With HPV Vaccine Recommendations

A sizable minority of doctors does not strongly endorse HPV vaccination nor deliver timely recommendations.

Few U.S. states mandate HPV vaccination

Few U.S. states mandate HPV vaccination

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease and certain cancers, health experts say, but only two U.S. states mandate vaccination.

Polled parents see more benefits in vaccination

Polled parents see more benefits in vaccination

Reports on outbreaks of measles, pertussis in past year may have shifted opinions on vaccination.

HPV vaccination often administered at less beneficial age

HPV vaccination often administered at less beneficial age

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12, but only half of girls receiving the vaccination get it at the proper age.

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in early testing

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in early testing

An experimental breast cancer vaccine boosts immune response and appears to slow spread in those with advanced disease.

Herpes zoster vaccine effective with chemotherapy

Herpes zoster vaccine effective with chemotherapy

Vaccine is effective even among older adults who subsequently undergo chemotherapy.

Shingles vaccine found to be safe and effective after chemotherapy

Shingles vaccine found to be safe and effective after chemotherapy

The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a recent study.

President's panel calls for increased HPV vaccine administration

President's panel calls for increased HPV vaccine administration

The HPV vaccine protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum, and penis, but too few are receiving it.

ASCO: Combination vaccine best for pancreatic cancer

ASCO: Combination vaccine best for pancreatic cancer

Combination vaccine significantly improves overall survival in pancreatic cancer, compared with single-component vaccine.

Cancer Vaccines (Fact Sheet)

Cancer Vaccines (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of vaccines for the prevention and treatment of cancer, including current areas of research.

Personalized vaccine for most lethal type of brain tumor shows promise

Personalized vaccine for most lethal type of brain tumor shows promise

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Patients with recurrent GBM treated with an experimental vaccine made from the patient's own resected tumor tissue showed an improved survival compared with historical patients who received the standard of care alone, according to an analysis of a phase 2 trial of this vaccine.

Outcomes of stage II melanoma patients not improved by vaccination

Outcomes of stage II melanoma patients not improved by vaccination

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Vaccination with GM2/KLH-QS-21 does not benefit patients with stage II melanoma, according to a recently published study.

New treatment regimens improving outcomes for follicular lymphoma

New treatment regimens improving outcomes for follicular lymphoma

Vaccines and monoclonal antibodies are promising new treatments for patients with follicular lymphoma.

Innovative vaccine in trial for advanced ovarian cancer

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A new vaccine, derived from the patient's tumor cells, is designed to jumpstart the patient's immune system to attack and kill cancer cells.

Vaccine stimulates immune response in newly diagnosed advanced melanoma

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A newly reported clinical trial used a vaccine that stimulated dendritic cells to treat newly diagnosed advanced melanoma.

Ob-Gyns encounter HPV vaccination barriers

Ob-Gyns encounter HPV vaccination barriers

HPV vaccination is widely offered but underused; many doctors continue to offer annual Pap smears.

Early poliovirus vaccine trial promising for recurrent glioblastoma

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Attacking glioblastoma brain tumor cells with a modified poliovirus is showing encouraging early results in an ongoing study.

Cancer vaccines self-sabotage by channeling immune attack to injection site

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In vaccines that stimulate an immune system assult, T cells aimed at tumors instead find the vaccination site a more inviting target.

Mucosal vaccination may be best route for fighting head, neck tumors

Therapeutic vaccines for mucosal cancers may work best when administered directly at the site of those tumors rather than elsewhere.

Vaccinations for cancer patients

Vaccinations for cancer patients

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What vaccines are appropriate or not appropriate for cancer patients?

Fewer than one-third of U.S. teen girls vaccinated for HPV

Fewer than one-third of U.S. teen girls vaccinated for HPV

In 2010, 32 percent had received three doses of vaccine; incidence of some HPV-linked cancers up.

DNA vaccine for leukemia has early positive results

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Early results of a trial to treat leukemia with WT1 DNA vaccine have shown robust vaccine-specific antibody responses in all vaccinated patients evaluated to date.

Vaccine for existing HPV infection may thwart cervical cancer

A therapeutic vaccine for women who are already harboring human papillomavirus (HPV) appeared to fight cervical cancer in a small, phase 1 study.

What are the CDC recommendations for HPV vaccination?

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What are the recommendations for administering the human papillomavirus vaccine?

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