The Cervarix vaccine for HPV may work with just one or two doses, rather than the standard three, according to an analysis of data from an National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored trial.
Following the introduction of a human papillomavirus vaccination program, high-grade cervical abnormalities fell by nearly half in girls aged 17 years and younger in Victoria, Australia.
Smoking rates among US adults and youths have stalled over the past several years, but the increase in obesity appears to have slowed in the past decade.
Greater tumor control and improved survival rates are seen with chemoradiation therapy in locally advanced cervical cancer.
The FDA has approved the vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of anal cancer and associated precancerous lesions caused by HPV for males and females aged 9 through 26 years.
Researchers have developed a cancer genetics database that may help personalize treatment, according to a study conducted at the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Patients with pancreatic cancer may benefit from therapy that combines a cancer medication and an organic compound found in broccoli, according to a study published in Cancer Research (2010 Jun 15;70(12):5004-13).
Researchers are testing new drugs that could relieve cancer pain without causing many side effects, according to a study presented at the University of Leicester.