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Too Few Women Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is "unacceptably low," researchers say.

In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings, according to a new report.

updated: 8 months ago

Women With Select Subtypes of HPV at Higher Risk for Developing High-Grade Cervical Cancer

The nested case-control Swedish study, published in Cancer, found that the presence of specific subtypes of HPV, namely HPV-16 and -18, were associated with a higher risk of developing high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in women under the age of 30.

updated: 8 months ago

Hokies and Hoos take on cervical cancer treatment

Virginia Tech scientist Tim Long and University of Virginia oncologist Tim Showalter have teamed up to find a solution to alleviate stress and discomfort for women during cancer treatment.

updated: 8 months ago

New epigenetic cervical cancer test has 100 % detection rate

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

updated: 8 months ago

No Ovarian Failure Risk After HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Reduced ovarian function in teen girls is not a potential effect of teen vaccination, found a new study.

updated: 9 months ago

Norm Coleman Advocates For HPV Vaccine Amid Cancer Battle

Former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is sharing a message of strength and awareness during his second battle with cancer.

“The cancer I have is caused by a virus,” Coleman said. “You can get a vaccination to prevent you from getting the HPV virus today.”

updated: 9 months ago

A Cure for HPV? Evaluating HPV Treatment Options

updated: 10 months ago

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: 9 months ago

ASCO Critiques Guideline for HPV Testing in Head and Neck Cancer

updated: 10 months ago

CervicalCheck controversy helping to improve uptake of HPV vaccine

Publicity surrounding the CervicalCheck screening programme is helping increase the uptake of the HPV vaccine, a conference has heard.

Prof Mary Horgan, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, said it was heartening to see the uptake of the vaccine now moving back towards previous levels.

updated: 9 months ago