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2008-09-26 09:00:40

Guided Therapeutics, a medical technology company, has completed its FDA pivotal clinical trial for its LightTouch non-invasive cervical cancer detection device. The GT LightTouch technology systematically and rapidly scans the cervix to identify cancers and pre-cancers painlessly and non-invasively by analyzing the wavelengths of light reflected from cervical tissue, the company said. Since the pivotal trial began, approximately 1,900 women have been tested to demonstrate the...

2008-09-25 09:00:54

Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (GT) (Pink Sheets: GTHP) today announced completion of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal clinical trial for its LightTouch(TM) non-invasive cervical cancer detection device. The GT LightTouch technology systematically and rapidly scans the cervix to identify cancers and pre-cancers painlessly and non-invasively by analyzing the wavelengths of light reflected from cervical tissue. Since the pivotal trial began, approximately 1,900 women have...

2008-09-21 18:00:24

VENLO, Netherlands, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new HPV test developed by QIAGEN specifically for use in regions of the world with scarce resources is "substantially" more accurate in identifying women with cervical disease than the current methods (Pap testing and visual inspection) in these countries. The first published study of patient outcomes with QIAGEN's careHPV test -- developed with support from PATH, a non-profit global health organization -- appears in the October issue...

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2008-09-09 16:20:00

A study by researchers in Italy has found that a new cervical cancer test is more accurate than conventional pap smears at detecting dangerous pre-cancerous lesions. The new test includes a combination of the traditional test for the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancers, and another test that indicates the presence of a specific cancer-causing activity in cells, said Guglielmo Ronco, who led the study. "This simple test for a protein called P16INK4A provided a...

2008-09-05 21:00:21

They have less chance of being alive five years after diagnosis if they live in poorer areas like Blackpool, Barnsley, Manchester, Cumbria and County Durham.The analysis of people diagnosed between diagnosed 1998 and 2003 found "significantly lower" survival rates for the most deprived Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).These 62 'Spearhead' PCTs around England had lower overall one-year and five- year survival rates among men for each of the seven cancers examined by the Office for National...

2008-09-05 00:00:26

Home News IN BRIEF *People living in the most deprived parts of England have lower cancer survival rates, a report has shown. Those in areas like Blackpool, Barnsley, Manchester, Cumbria and Co. Durham have less chance of being alive five years after their diagnosis than the rest of England, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) found. In the 62 most deprived Primary Care Trusts, one-year and five- year survival rates among men were lower for each of the seven cancers the ONS...

2008-09-04 21:00:36

By Kate O'Hara Social networking sites have already been targeted to encourage girls to have the jab, which helps protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.Primary care trusts across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford and Airedale, Sheffield and Hull, will join the rest of the country when they start vaccinating pupils aged 12 and 13 (Year 8) from this week onwards, and around 300,000 girls will receive the jab in England alone.By July...

2008-06-22 00:00:06

Listening to the radio or reading the paper can be depressing. Patients who are not killed by their GP through neglect and ignorance perish from MRSA the moment they enter the hospital door. Of course there are problems but there is also good news. How many times have you read about the new cancer vaccine, which will be given in all schools across the UK in September? There is now a vaccine to protect women from cervical cancer. This cancer kills 15,000 women across Europe every year; 40...

2006-07-24 10:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who smoke cigarettes may have a tougher time clearing a virus linked to cervical cancer from their bodies. At least 70 percent of sexually active women will become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives, Dr. Jill Koshiol of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues explain in the American Journal of Epidemiology. HPV infection is temporary most of the time, but longer-term infection with high-risk...

2006-07-20 11:21:07

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who become infected with multiple strains of the virus linked to cervical cancer may have a particularly high risk of developing the disease, new research suggests. In a study that followed more than 2,400 Brazilian women, researchers found that those who became infected with more than one type of human papillomavirus (HPV) were far more likely than women infected with one viral strain to develop pre-cancerous changes in the cervix....


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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...

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