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

updated: 8 months ago

Two Women Are Building A Pregnancy Test-Like Device To Spot Cervical Cancer

Two Women Are Building A Pregnancy TestLike Device To Spot Cervical Cancer

updated: 8 months ago

New Clinical Trials Test Immunotherapy for Cervical Cancer

New Clinical Trials Test Immunotherapy for Cervical Cancer
Immunotherapy has brought promising breakthroughs for several forms of cancer. Now, researchers are applying the knowledge they’ve gained in previous clinical trials as they look into how immunotherapy might provide additional treatment options for patients with recurrent cervical cancer.

updated: 8 months ago

Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination: An Action Guide for Large Health Systems

updated: 8 months ago

Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice: An Action Guide for Nurses and Medical Assistants

updated: 8 months ago

Cancer Prevention Through HPV Vaccination in Your Practice: An Action Guide for Nurses and Medical Assistants

updated: 8 months ago

Cervical cancer is killing women at a higher rate than previously thought

Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much greater than medical professionals originally thought, according to a new study.

updated: 2 years ago

HPV and Cancer: Causes and Prevention

HPV and Cancer

  • What are human papillomaviruses?

  • Which cancers are caused by HPV?

  • Who gets HPV infections?

  • Can HPV infections be prevented?

  • Can HPV infections be detected?

  • What are treatment options for HPV-infected individuals?

  • How does high-risk HPV cause cancer?

  • How can people learn more about HPV?

updated: 2 years ago

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention for Boys, Too!

Ask your child's doctor at their next appointment about getting HPV vaccine. Take advantage of any visit to the doctor—such as an annual health checkup or physicals for sports, camp, or college—to ask the doctor about what shots your preteens and teens need.

Boys need HPV vaccine, too. Here's why...

updated: 2 years ago

HPV Cancers in Men Take Off

A vaccine to protect against the most dangerous strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), which cause almost all cervical cancers, as well as many cases of other cancers and genital warts in both sexes, won the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nearly nine years ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that all boys and girls aged 11 or 12 receive the shots. Vaccination campaigns, aimed largely at girls and women, have fallen short of expectations. By 2013 just over half of U.S. females aged 13 to 17 had received at least one dose of either the Gardasil or Cervarix vaccine. For males, that figure was a disappointing 35 percent. Now head and neck cancers associated with the virus are on the rise, leading some experts to recommend that a gender-neutral or male-centric approach might be more effective...

updated: 2 years ago