Breaking news on cervical cancer and HPV
Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer published
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?
How blueberries help to kill cancer cells published
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST
Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.
Cervical ectropion: What you need to know published
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST
Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more.
Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk? published
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus.
How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis? published
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST
A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.
HPV and cancer: Key mechanism may suggest treatment published
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST
Researchers have revealed a key aspect behind the mechanism that allows HPV to promote cancer cell survival. This discovery may suggest a better treatment.
HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer published
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST
Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women...
Scientists uncover potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer published
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PST
Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder...
Ovarian cancer drug delivers 'very promising' results in early trial published
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PST
Drug that mimics action of folic acid shrinks half of tumours.A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown 'very promising' results in an early clinical trial - shrinking tumours in...
New tech promises easier cervical cancer screening published
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PST
Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.
Surgical menopause: Effects, risks, and outlook published
Mon, 29 May 2017 03:00:00 PST
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's ovaries are removed, prompting menopause. Learn more about this surgery and its side effects.
Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth published
Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PST
Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.
Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65 published
Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PST
Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age.
Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans published
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST
Artificial intelligence - commonly known as A.I. - is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I.
Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report published
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST
The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer from the Department of Health and Human Services finds cancer death rates are declining.
Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades published
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST
New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.
First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention published
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer.
Parental concerns about sexual activity declining as reason not vaccinating children against HPV: Physicians need to discuss benefits of vaccine published
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PST
Concern about sexual activity is declining as a reason parents do not get their daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a research study presented at the Society of...
New drug screening system could help speed development of a cure for HPV published
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST
Scientists have used genetic engineering techniques to develop a new system that could aid identification of potential drug targets and treatments for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...
HPV vs Pap test for cervical cancer screening: Strong evidence calls for new protocols, say experts published
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST
For many years, cytology has been the established method used for cervical cancer screening.
Cervical cancer subtypes identified published
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
An in-depth genomic and molecular analysis of cervical cancer, reported in Nature, reveals potential new therapeutic targets for the disease, which remains one of the leading causes of...
Cervical cancer deaths in the U.S. higher than previously estimated published
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new analysis finds that cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States may be higher than previous estimates have suggested.
Why are black men missing from prostate cancer research? published
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST
Black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than other demographics, yet black men are consistently underrepresented in research studies, say researchers from King's College...
Study compares immune response of two vs three doses of HPV vaccine published
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST
In a study published online by JAMA, Ole-Erik Iversen, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Bergen, Norway, and colleagues examined whether human papillomavirus (HPV) type-specific antibody responses...
Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity published
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.