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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 .

updated: 2 months ago

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.

updated: 3 months ago

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.

updated: 3 months ago

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.

updated: 3 months ago

Stopping the Anxiety of HPV

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

updated: 3 months ago

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

updated: 3 months ago

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.

updated: 3 months ago

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:

updated: 3 months ago

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...

updated: 3 months ago

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.

updated: 3 months ago

At-home HPV tests could be powerful tool for hard-to-reach U.S. women

Screening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women go without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix.

A new study from The Ohio State University found that mailing at-home HPV tests to hard-to-reach women may be a viable approach, one that could be especially helpful in regions such as Appalachia, where access to women’s health care can be limited.

updated: 3 months ago

At-home HPV tests could be powerful tool for hard-to-reach U.S. women

Pilot study found 80 percent of participants used the tests A new study from The Ohio State University found that mailing at-home HPV tests to hard-to-reach women may be a viable approach, one that could be especially helpful in regions such as Appalachia, where access to women’s health care can be limited.

updated: 3 months ago

10 myths about HPV

updated: 3 months ago

Trends of two HPV-associated cancers in Massachusetts: cervical and oropharyngeal cancer.

The rising incidence rate of oropharyngeal cancer in men and the decreasing, but relatively high, incidence rate of cervical cancer in women highlight the need for further screening and prevention by HPV vaccination in Massachusetts.

updated: 3 months ago

Prevalence of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection

Question  What are the prevalence of both genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the HPV vaccination rate among adult men in the United States?

Meaning  Male HPV vaccination may have a greater effect on HPV transmission and cancer prevention in men and women than previously estimated.

updated: 3 years ago

Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date

The largest review of the available evidence on the quadrivalent, or four-strain, HPV vaccine Gardasil, has found no evidence of any serious short-term or long-term safety issues. Bringing together the findings from clinical trials, post-licensure studies and data presented at scientific meetings but not yet published, the researchers focused particularly on autoimmune diseases, nervous system disorders, anaphylaxis, blood clots and stroke – but none of them is caused by the vaccine, they found.

updated: 5 years ago

College Kids Don’t Understand the HPV Threat

Many American college students don't get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), and many don't fully understand the threat posed by the virus or their risk for infection, new findings suggest.

updated: 5 years ago

HPV Vaccination Not Linked to Riskier Sex

Receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine does not increase rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescent females. The vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer in women, has had a low uptake, partly because of concerns about how it will affect adolescent sexual activity.

updated: 5 years ago

BUSM study highlights strategies to promote HPV vaccinations

About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus, a commonly overlooked sexually transmitted infection, with an estimated 14 million more infected each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Inevitably, these numbers beg the clinical question: How can HPV be prevented?

updated: 5 years ago

Scientists Develop New Way to Treat HPV-Related Cancer

A drug called cidofovir that’s already used to target viruses could also be used as part of a novel way to treat cervical cancer

updated: 5 years ago

HPV infection found to increase risk of lung cancer

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Virology, researchers have found that there is a strong association between lung tissue with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly HPV subtypes 16 and 18, and lung cancer.

updated: 5 years ago

Oral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Risk Increased by Three Daily Cigarettes

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Boomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, have found that cigarette smokers are more likely to be positive for human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 compared with non-smokers.

updated: 5 years ago

Cervical HPV Urine Test Demonstrates Accuracy

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), according to research published in The BMJ.

updated: 5 years ago

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

Narrated by Vanessa Williams. The Human Papilloma Virus HPV may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people hardly know anything about. 80 percent of all people under 50 years of age will have a strain of the virus at some point in their lives and most will not even realize they have it. Cervical cancer is almost exclusively caused by HPV and it is the 2nd leading cancer in women. Worldwide, cervical cancer kills over 250,000 women every year. Meet five unforgettable women whose lives have been changed forever and even interrupted by this deadly virus.

updated: 5 years ago

HPV Piece by Paul Offit: Let's Not Talk About Sex

From the article:
In a typical year in the United States about 150 people die from meningococcus, four from tetanus, none from diphtheria, 20 from pertussis, and roughly 4,000 from cancers caused by HPV. People are more than 20 times more likely to die from HPV than from the other four diseases combined.

updated: 5 years ago