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2012-01-18 08:00:00

The publication of the startling results of a Canadian study involving the effectiveness of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer demonstrate that vaccine policy and evidence-based medicine are at odds. Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD and Christopher A. Shaw, PhD of the University of British Columbia´s evidence-based study was recently published in the Annals of Medicine, a highly-ranked peer reviewed medical journal....

2012-01-18 20:04:25

Getting the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine provides an important preventative benefit against cervical cancer, said a gynecologic oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine. "Disease prevention and early detection are key in the battle against cancer," said Dr. Celestine Tung, an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of gynecologic oncology at BCM. "With cervical cancer, now we have a way to prevent it with the HPV vaccine." HPV and...

Global Alliance To Purchase Cervical Cancer Vaccines For Underprivileged Girls
2011-11-18 06:05:32

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization announced on Thursday an initiative to purchase cervical cancer vaccines for up to 2 million women and girls in nine developing nations by 2015. The plan is contingent upon negotiating a final price deal with manufacturers, the group said following a meeting this week in Bangladesh, where GAVI´s board gave the green light to the program. The vaccine would immunize girls and women against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually...

2011-11-11 06:49:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine sufficiently protects against the more serious immediate precursor to invasive cervical cancer (ICC), particularly when given to young adolescent girls before they become sexually active, according to this study. In addition the vaccine partially protects against four other cancer-causing HPV types not targeted by the formulations. "Provided that organized vaccination programs achieve high coverage in early adolescents...

Government Medical Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine For Boys
2011-10-26 04:54:52

A government medical panel said on Tuesday that the controversial HPV shot given to girls should also be given to boys to help prevent the spread of the sexually transmitted virus. Experts say a key benefit of routinely vaccinating boys could be preventing the spread of the human papilloma virus to others through sex. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation on Tuesday. The vaccine has been available to boys for two years but Tuesday's vote was the...

2011-09-28 12:42:02

Pediatricians in Appalachia are less likely than doctors in other areas to encourage parents to have their children receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study. The results are alarming because HPV infection is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer — and studies show that Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer and to die from it than women living elsewhere. "We found that pediatricians in Appalachia were less likely than...


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