Human trials of HPV cancer vaccine expected to begin by year's end
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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.
Rwanda has fought to stamp out cervical cancer – they might just be the first country to do it
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About HPV—The Most Common STD
Monday, May 6, 2019
Vaccine reduces HPV prevalence among teen girls by 86% in 10 years
Monday, May 6, 2019
HPV-Oral Cancer Link Spotlights Health Disparities Among Men
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Dating after 40? The millions who are should get the HPV vaccine
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Anyone under 45 who plans to be sexually active in the future should not miss this window of opportunity and should take action before reaching the age cutoff. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about getting the HPV vaccine. Three shots, a copay and some shoulder soreness are a small price to pay to be inoculated from cancer-causing viruses.
The HPV vaccine is important for preteens and teenagers. What about older women?
Saturday, April 13, 2019
‘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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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
HPV vaccination ramp up: Where could we be in 50 years?
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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.