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Human trials of HPV cancer vaccine expected to begin by year's end

Researchers have advanced a cancer vaccine to human trials as part of pioneering research aimed at treating incurable HPV cancers of the head, neck, throat and tongue.

The research combines a newly developed Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine with immunotherapy and is being spearheaded by Professor Ian Frazer and Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital's Professor Sandro Porceddu.

"We are seeing an unprecedented rise in the incidence of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) with the USA reporting a 225 per cent increase since the 1980s," Professor Porceddu said.

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Rwanda has fought to stamp out cervical cancer – they might just be the first country to do it

As Rwanda gears up for a new round of vaccinations later this year, the immunologist responsible for the vaccine that has saved so many women’s lives believes the world cannot be complacent. “You can’t be happy until everyone has been vaccinated,” Frazer says.

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Vaccine reduces HPV prevalence among teen girls by 86% in 10 years

Within 10 years of vaccine introduction, HPV prevalence decreased 86% among females aged 14 to 19 years in the United States, and 71% in women aged 20 to 24 years, according to study findings presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, or EIS, conference.

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HPV-Oral Cancer Link Spotlights Health Disparities Among Men

An emerging new type of oral cancer in men has increased over the last 15 years. 1 The culprit is human papillomavirus (HPV), and key social factors are contributing to its growth. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and with the ongoing rise in cases of throat cancer linked to HPV, 2 many medical and dental professionals are encouraging the public to take measures in an effort to help prevent this form of cancer.

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Dating after 40? The millions who are should get the HPV vaccine

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The HPV vaccine is important for preteens and teenagers. What about older women?

‘Is Gardasil 9 right for me?” my patient asked during a recent office visit.

She is 45, recently divorced from her husband of 20 years and crafting her online dating profile. She’s also wondering whether she is a candidate for the vaccine that protects against nine strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) — a virus that causes most cervical, oral and anal cancer.

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Marcia Cross Is Sharing Her Anal Cancer Story in the Hopes of Ending the ‘Stigma’

"There is a lot of shame about it. I want that to stop," the actress tells PEOPLE...

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HPV vaccination ramp up: Where could we be in 50 years?

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Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease.

Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with "high-risk" strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) were somewhat more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke over the next several years.

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An Educational Intervention to Improve HPV Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Trial

Educational interventions delivered within a clinical setting hold promise to improve vaccination behaviors.

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