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Cervical Cancer

Black Women in Alabama Dying of Preventable Cancer at Alarming Rate

Cervical cancer, a disease researchers believe is on track to be eradicated within 20 years in some industrialized nations, is killing a disproportionate number of women across the American south.

updated: 3 months ago

Australia is about to eradicate cervical cancer, US is nowhere close. What'll it take?  

Researchers announced last month that thanks to a compulsory vaccine program, Australia is on track to eradicate cervical cancer. This is due to almost universal vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus which isresponsible for 90 percent of cervical cancers.

updated: 3 months ago

Australia is about to eradicate cervical cancer, US is nowhere close. What'll it take?

updated: 3 months ago

WHO leads the way towards the elimination of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a grave threat to women’s health and lives, and globally, one woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes. This suffering is unacceptable, particularly as cervical cancer is largely preventable.

updated: 3 months ago

New Clinical Trials Test Immunotherapy for Cervical Cancer

Immunotherapy has brought promising breakthroughs for several forms of cancer. Now, researchers are applying the knowledge they’ve gained in previous clinical trials as they look into how immunotherapy might provide additional treatment options for patients with recurrent cervical cancer.

updated: 3 months ago

Patients being turned away from sexual health clinics, RCN says

updated: 3 months ago

New Clinical Trials Test Immunotherapy for Cervical Cancer

Immunotherapy has brought promising breakthroughs for several forms of cancer. Now, researchers are applying the knowledge they’ve gained in previous clinical trials as they look into how immunotherapy might provide additional treatment options for patients with recurrent cervical cancer.

updated: 3 months ago

Two Women Are Building A Pregnancy Test-Like Device To Spot Cervical Cancer

One in every 100 women in Europe will develop cervical cancer.

If diagnosed early, this can be treated. Undiagnosed, it spreads into other parts of the body - leading ultimately to death.

Yet life-saving cervical cancer screening is today at an all-time low, with many women skipping so-called ‘PAP smears’ to avoid potential discomfort at the doctors.

updated: 3 months ago

Could Making Cancer Screening Simpler Increase Women's Risk?

A proposal to simplify cervical cancer screening could end up missing some cancers, researchers and patient advocates say. And that could be especially true for minority women.

updated: 2 years ago

Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar

Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others.

updated: 2 years ago

What you should know about Cervical Cancer

Unlike many gynecologic cancers, there is a vaccination and screening test for cervical cancer, an important distinction in preventing and identifying the disease, according to Ursula Matulonis, MD, medical director of Gynecologic Oncology in Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, and Colleen Feltmate, MD, director of minimally invasive surgery in Gynecologic Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

updated: 3 years ago

Cervical cancer is killing women at a higher rate than previously thought

Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much greater than medical professionals originally thought, according to a new study.

updated: 3 months ago

Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer.

updated: 3 years ago

Nonsurgical Management of Cervical Cancer: Locally Advanced, Recurrent, and Metastatic Disease, Survivorship, and Beyond

Despite the declining incidence of cervical cancer as a result of the introduction of screening programs, globally it remains a leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Outcomes for patients who are diagnosed with anything but early-stage disease remain poor.

updated: 5 years ago

11 Things You Never Knew to Ask Your Gyno About Cervical Cancer

But just because this gynecologic cancer occurs less frequently doesn’t mean it’s less deadly.  In fact, cervical cancer was once the No. 1 leading cause of cancer death for women in the US. What’s worse? The disease is almost 100 percent preventable. This fact is especially chilling for Latinas, who have the highest incidence of cervical cancer and the second-highest death rate from the disease.

updated: 5 years ago

Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina'

Half of young women are unable to properly label a vagina on a medical diagram, while 65 per cent have admitted they have a problem simply using the words vagina or vulva.

updated: 5 years ago

FDA approves Avastin to treat patients with aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer

From the link:
Avastin works by interfering with the blood vessels that fuel the development of cancerous cells. The new indication for cervical cancer is approved for use in combination with chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel and cisplatin or in combination with paclitaxel and topotecan.

updated: 5 years ago

Study finds genomic differences in types of cervical cancer

A new study has revealed marked differences in the genomic terrain of the two most common types of cervical cancer, suggesting that patients might benefit from therapies geared to each type’s molecular idiosyncrasies.........
.....The research was supported by grants from the American Cancer Society, the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Team Maureen Cervical Cancer Fund, and the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

updated: 5 years ago