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2011-08-18 14:48:01

According to new CDC study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have determined that the majority of primary care providers continue to recommend annual cervical cancer screening, and less than 15% would extend the screening interval when using the Papanicolaou test and human papillomavirus (HPV) test together, as some guidelines suggest. The results of the study are published online today in the...

2011-08-18 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A forensic researcher, Lindy Hess was 32 when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2005. Hess used her investigative techniques to determine what treatment would work for her. And, like half a million other Americans, she traveled outside the country for a natural approach to cancer care. According to TMD Limited, a medical tourism company, nearly 10,000 people leave the US every week to get medical treatment, and most of them travel to...

2011-07-19 00:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that Roche has signed an agreement under which it will acquire 100 percent of mtm laboratories AG (mtm), a privately-held company based in Heidelberg, Germany. mtm is a global leader in developing in vitro diagnostics with a focus on early detection and diagnosis of cervical cancer, the largest early detection market in oncology. mtm...

2011-06-28 07:05:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more people use mobile devices to manage their daily lives. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 65 percent of Americans even sleep with their cell phones--many using the modern day necessity as alarm clocks. Today, the College of American Pathologists, the world's largest association of board-certified pathologists, announced a new service available on its website,...

2011-06-06 02:00:00

LONDON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Launch of 'my diary from down under' by Nikki Bayley In the UK, 20 per cent of women still do not attend smear tests, putting themselves at risk of leaving pre-cancerous cervical cells undetected[i]. A new blog, entitled, 'my diary from down under', aims to help dispel many of the myths surrounding having a smear with the aim of putting women at ease and encouraging more women to attend their cervical screens when invited. Nikki...

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2011-05-19 13:55:00

Researchers have found that a test for HPV is better than a pap smear for predicting cervical cancer risk for women over 30, while a single PSA for men in their mid 40s might predict risk of developing advanced prostate cancer 30 years later. The two studies found new ways to screen healthy people for cervical or prostate cancers.  Researchers found that screening women with no symptoms for ovarian cancer with a blood test and an ultrasound exam is harmful.  It did not prevent...

2011-05-08 09:00:00

HILDEN, Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Growing U.S. market penetration and other regions' adoption of HPV testing in cervical cancer screening programs drive global deliveries of digene HC2 HPV Test - digene HC2 HPV Test remains the "gold standard" in screening women for risk of cervical cancer based on clinical data published in over 300 studies involving one million women - QIAensemble program to develop next-generation automation...

2011-04-29 06:14:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A long-term surveillance strategy for women treated for precancerous cervical lesions may be helping to prevent cervical cancer. A new study confirmed that the currently used post-treatment approach (three cytological smears) is effective for identifying women at long-term risk of cervical cancer. Researchers say this is important because about 15 percent of women diagnosed with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) will develop recurrent disease, even if...

2011-04-20 07:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test which identifies women at highest risk for developing cervical cancer. This test will help physicians make early, more accurate decisions about patient care, which may prevent many women from developing this deadly disease. (Photo:...

2011-04-05 21:18:16

Researchers say the discovery could offer a new screening and therapeutic strategies Most women are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer - yet few develop the cancer. Now researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, believe they have found the missing link explaining why: activation of the beta-catenin oncogene. At the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd Annual Meeting...


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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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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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