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2011-04-04 13:38:04

Researchers with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have found that people with lung cancer were significantly more likely to have several high-risk forms of human papillomavirus (HPV) antibodies compared to those who did not have lung cancer. These results, which were presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6, indicate that HPV antibodies are substantially increased in people with lung cancer. Devasena Anantharaman, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the...

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2011-03-01 12:25:00

U.S. researchers said on Monday that half of the men in the general population may be infected with human papillomavirus or HPV, the virus that causes cervical and other cancers. U.S. vaccine advisers have been weighing whether boys and young men should be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, but some worry the vaccine is too costly to justify its use. HPV infection is know best for causing cervical cancer, which is the second most common cancer in women around the world. ...

2011-02-24 14:06:00

ATHENA study shows the cobas HPV Test advances the standard of care by providing valuable information on the risks associated with the genotypes which cause 70 percent of cervical cancer PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that a study published online today in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology demonstrated the ability of the cobas HPV Test to individually detect HPV-16 and HPV-18, two of the highest risk HPV genotypes...

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2011-02-06 08:32:03

By Kristen Bole, UCSF The vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent 90 percent of genital warts in men when offered before exposure to the four HPV strains covered by the vaccine, according to a new multi-center study led by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and UCSF. The four-year, international clinical trial, which also found a nearly 66 percent effectiveness in the general population of young men regardless of prior exposure to these strains, provides the first reported results...

2011-02-04 06:15:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, are pleased to announce the implementation of a cervical cancer early detection program to benefit 75,000 underserved women in Peru. With a goal to reduce the high cervical cancer mortality levels in the mountainous region surrounding Cusco, this extensive three-year program is set to conduct liquid-based cytology...

2011-02-03 08:43:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) and diseases caused by HPV are common in boys and men.   A new report shows the safety of a quadrivalent vaccine and on its efficacy in preventing the development of external genital lesions and anogenital HPV infection in boys and men. Study authors enrolled 4065 healthy boys and men 16 to 26 years of age, from 18 countries in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. The primary efficacy objective was to...

2011-01-25 00:02:13

Indulgent chocolate treats may be the best-known and most widely appreciated product of the cacao tree, but new scientific research from New York Based Cacao Biotechnologies is uncovering potential new applications for the antioxidant-rich beans which could spur an innovative approach to treating human papillomavirus (HPV), a precursor to cervical cancer. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2011 Indulgent chocolate treats may be the best-known and most widely appreciated product of the cacao...

2011-01-20 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As our country observes National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, a growing number of public health experts are working to stamp out this preventable disease - state by state - once and for all. The Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, announced today that six states have already joined its multi-state, multi-year effort to...

2011-01-17 00:00:00

Women's Oncology Research & Dialogue (WORD) urges women to take action and protect themselves in the new year against cervical cancer and HPV during Cervical Health Awareness Month. WORD has launched "WORD on HPV" health education campaign including a four-minute animated short, posters, brochures, rack cards, informative videos and more to help raise awareness of HPV and cervical cancer. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 This year, Over 11,000 American women will learn they have...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women worldwide, yet it is almost always preventable - with the Pap test, the HPV test and the HPV vaccine. That's what the Pearl of Wisdom Campaign to Prevent Cervical Cancer wants women to know - and share with their mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Starting in January, National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, this coalition of leading women's health advocates is asking...


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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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