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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

Vaccine News

Take the Shot Nights at Falmouth High School and Mashpee High School

Taking a Shot at HPV Prevention!

Young fans who attend the Falmouth High girls’ basketball game on Jan. 31 and the Mashpee High boys’ basketball game on Feb. 14 will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel and participate in a halftime basketball free-throw contest.

At the 3rd Annual “Take the Shot Night,” they will also, along with their parents/guardians, learn about a different shot that will protect them from the HPV virus and HPV-related cancers.

updated: 5 days ago

Years after Texas backed off HPV vaccine mandate, cervical cancer rate soars

Texas and Australia took two very different paths in 2007. And the difference is unbelievable. Continue to Article

updated: 5 days ago

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations

updated: 4 days ago

Study: HPV Vaccine Works

A new meta-analysis published in The Lancet in June shows the HPV vaccine is very effective and is expected to lower the rate of cervical and other related cancers.

The researchers reviewed data from 60 million young men and women in 14 high-income nations, with up to 8 years of post-vaccination follow-up. Continue to the Cape Cod Health News Article.

updated: 5 days ago