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2013-11-04 14:05:52

A study by Indiana University public health researchers found that the opportunity for significant progress in addressing cervical cancer across the country is being squandered -- not because of a lack of money, but because of a void of leadership and organization at the state levels. "We focus on cervical cancer because it is likely the 'low-hanging fruit' opportunity to beat a cancer in this generation," said Beth Meyerson, a health policy expert at the IU School of Public...

HPV vaccine effective in one dose
2013-11-04 11:44:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An HPV vaccine that guards against cervical cancer was shown to be effective in just one dose, instead of the recommended three, according to a new study published by the journal Cancer Prevention Research. The study researchers found that one dose of the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), the disease known to cause cervical cancer, established antibodies that remained stable in the blood for four years. The team said their study was...

2013-11-04 08:27:18

PALMS study finds dual-biomarker test to be highly sensitive and specific for cervical precancers TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, is pleased to announce the positive findings of the Primary ASC-US LSIL Marker Study (PALMS) that have been published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.(1) The pan-European study, including more than 27,000 women from five European countries, was performed to...

2013-10-31 23:38:27

The Women and Girls Foundation (WGF) will honor Dr. Miriam Cremer for the global impact of her work as President and Founder of Basic Health International (BHI). BHI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate cervical cancer by using low-cost, low-tech prevention tools to screen and treat women who are at highest risk of developing cervical cancer and do not have access to medical services. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 On November 16, The Women and...

2013-10-31 23:02:40

A team of cervical cancer experts from the non-profit Basic Health International returned to Port Au Prince, Haiti, to train clinicians to detect and treat cervical precancer. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Dr. Rachel Masch, an OBGYN at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, led a team of OBGYNs, nurses and public health professionals to Port Au Prince, Haiti on September 30. The mission of the trip was to train local midwives in cervical cancer prevention. In collaboration with...

2013-10-31 14:39:58

Less than 7% of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths - a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals. Results from the research, which looked retrospectively at the treatment of women diagnosed with cervical cancer during a two year period, showed 18% of cervical cancer patients in the East African country died within two years of a diagnosis. Dr Ian Hampson, from The University of...

2013-10-30 13:58:24

Teenagers and young adults are at increased risk of suicide after being diagnosed with cancer according to a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). A study of nearly eight million Swedes aged 15 and over found that among the 12,669 young people diagnosed with cancer between the age of 15 and 30 there was a 60% increased risk of suicide or attempted suicide. The risk was highest during the first year immediately after diagnosis when suicidal...

2013-10-28 12:25:10

Initiative Seeks to Expand Access and Improve Healthcare for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. Through Support to Clinics and Community Health Centers FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, together with Direct Relief and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), today launched BD Helping Build Healthy Communities(SM), a four-year...

2013-10-23 23:26:09

Divine Corporation has changed its name to CarraShield Labs, Inc. to reflect the evolution of the company from a personal products company into a research organization concentrating on the development of a topical gel that can block the transmission of HPV. The company's Divine 9® personal lubricant, made with a proprietary seaweed extract called Carragel®, is undergoing Phase 2 human clinical trials at McGill University. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Divine...

2013-10-07 09:29:14

Although they are at higher risk for cervical cancer, girls from low-income families are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that prevents it, and the reasons they are not fully vaccinated differ depending on whether their parents are English-speaking or Spanish-speaking, suggests research being presented at IDWeek 2013™. In the study, Spanish-speaking parents whose daughters were not fully vaccinated said their providers either did not encourage the vaccine or...


Latest cervical cancer Reference Libraries

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

0_d7e189bb6feb0f5663af7d072b6f51c6
2011-02-17 14:56:32

A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...

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