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Scientists find new way to block cancer-causing HPV

In a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers have demonstrated in principle a new biological approach that can stop HPV .

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South Boston Pediatrician nationally recognized for fighting HPV-related cancers

Dr. Thomas Schuch was awarded the HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion Award by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society (ACS), and the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). The award recognizes clinicians, clinics, practices, groups, and health systems that go above and beyond to encourage HPV vaccination in their communities.

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HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

HPV-related anal cancer has been on the rise over the past 15 years, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Most American Adults Are Unaware of HPV-Related Cancers, Indicating Need for Heightened Awareness

According to a new study published last week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, more than 70% of US adults do not know that HPV can cause oral, anal, and penile cancers.

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Stopping the Anxiety of HPV

How a woman found emotional support after an HPV diagnosis. Continue to Article

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Cancer and the Transgender Community

New, but limited, research suggests that the burden of cancer disproportionately affects sexual and gender minorities disproportionately more than their heterosexual counterparts. Continue to Article

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About HPV—The Most Common STD

If you’ve been putting off getting your pap smear, there’s one big reason you should make that appointment: the human papillomavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and approximately 14 million people become newly infected every year, making it the most common STD.

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A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

If you’ve had an HPV diagnosis, you may have seen claims like this in your search for information on the Internet and elsewhere, often written in large bold type. In smaller type are the disclaimers:

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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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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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