Girls who have the cervical cancer jab may only need screening twice in their lifetime, an expert said today. The Telegraph United Kingdom Rebecca Smith, Health Editor 7:30AM GMT 10 Nov 2010 Cervical cancer should become a “rare disease” thanks to the introduction of the vaccine, said Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of […]
University of Queensland
Researchers at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute have confirmed through a study in Vanuatu that a test for human papilloma virus (HPV) could help control cervical cancer in developing countries.
Early detection has proven essential in controlling cervical cancer risk in developed countries where screening programs have reduced the prevalence of the disease by about 75%. Yet cervical cancer remains the second most common cancer in women and causes approximately 275,000 deaths worldwide each year. Due to severely limited access to adequate screening, the brunt of this mortality will be borne by women in developing countries where more than 80% of new cases occur each year.
Eureka Alert Contact: Nick Hanson email@example.com 612-624-2449 University of Minnesota Public opinion about other vaccines remains unchanged MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 2, 2010) – The vaccine that protects against the potentially cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) enjoys wide support in the medical and public health communities. Yet state laws to require young girls to […]
Medill Reports Northwestern University Chicago by Sarah V. White Nov 03, 2010 It’s a cancer no one wants to talk about, but it might also be preventable. Anal cancer, just like cervical cancer, is for the most part caused by the sexually transmitted disease HPV, and it is proving disproportionately prevalent in men who have […]
Health Facts and Fears November 3, 2010 Vaccinating men who have sex with men (MSM) against the human papillomavirus is a cost-effective method for preventing anal cancer and gential warts, a new analysis published in Lancet Infectious Diseases has found. Last year the FDA approved the use of Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil to prevent genital warts for boys […]