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2005-12-17 10:18:38

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Girls aged 10 to 14 who received GlaxoSmithKline Plc's vaccine to prevent infection with the virus that causes cervical cancer had immune responses twice as strong as women 15-25 years old given the vaccine, the company said on Saturday, describing results of a late-stage trial. Glaxo said the first published data from a Phase III trial of its Cervarix vaccine suggest it may provide the strongest and most-prolonged protection if given to girls...

2005-12-17 10:15:00

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Girls aged 10 to 14 who received GlaxoSmithKline Plc's vaccine to prevent infection with the virus that causes cervical cancer had immune responses twice as strong as women 15-25 years old given the vaccine, the company said on Saturday, describing results of a late-stage trial. Glaxo said the first published data from a Phase III trial of its Cervarix vaccine suggest it may provide the strongest and most-prolonged protection if given to girls at very...

2005-11-08 13:35:00

By Ben Hirschler NEW YORK -- Merck & Co. Inc. is confident its new cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil will win a positive recommendation from a key government group that sets standards for immunizations, a company president said on Tuesday. Gardasil is on schedule to be filed for marketing approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before the end of the year but its commercial success also hinges on the view of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP. Margaret...

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2005-06-14 11:49:24

LONDON (Reuters) -- Microsoft Corp founder Bill Gates is putting his financial muscle behind a campaign to get life-saving cervical cancer vaccines to women in poor countries. Two rival vaccines targeting the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes the disease, are expected to be launched in the next year or two by Merck & Co Inc and GlaxoSmithKline Plc. But it is unclear how the novel shots will be funded in the developing world, where most deaths from cervical cancer occur. In a bid to...

2004-11-25 09:00:13

THE silent killer cervical cancer may soon be eradicated by a revolutionary new treatment gel designed to end the misery of surgery for thousands of women every year. A remarkable scientific breakthrough announced yesterday has produced a substance that tests show can provoke cancer cells to "commit suicide". Further tests are still required before the gel becomes available, but last night Cancer Research UK said the advance was another step towards making cervical cancer a thing of the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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