Cervical Cancer News
June 26, 2019

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Harnessing Sperm to Treat Gynecological Diseases

Delivering drugs specifically to cancer cells is one approach researchers are taking to minimize treatment side effects. Stem cells, bacteria and other carriers have been tested as tiny delivery ... read more

IUDs May Have a Surprising Benefit: Protection Against Cervical Cancer

IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer, a new study has ... read more

Scientists Advance a Novel Urine Test to Predict High-Risk Cervical Cancer

Specialists report they have developed a urine test for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical ... read more

Pregnancy Procedure May Be Associated With Increased Risk of Premature Birth and Neonatal Loss

Researchers are urging surgeons to reconsider using a particular type of thread for a procedure to prevent premature birth, after new research found ... read more
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Older Women Have the Highest Risk of Dying from Cervical Cancer

New research shows that women aged 65 and older have a higher risk of dying from cervical cancer than previously thought -- although this age group is not covered by the Danish screening ... read more

Low Cervical Cancer Screening Rates

The percentage of women who are screened for cervical cancer may be far lower than national data suggests, according to a recent ... read more

Cancer Drug May Help Treat Human Papillomavirus Infections

Preclinical experiments suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. Highly efficacious vaccines ... read more

HPV Blood Test Shows Promise for Tracking Head and Neck Cancer After Treatment

Researchers have evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell ... read more

High-Risk HPV Linked to Improved Survival in Cervical Cancer

The presence of the human high-risk papillomavirus (HPV) in the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer is linked to a greatly improved prognosis compared with if high-risk HPV cannot be identified in ... read more

Annual Pap Test a 'Thing of the Past?'

The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 recommendations for cervical cancer screening with one important addition. This is the first time they are recommending a method of cervical ... read more

Largest Oral HPV Study in England Shows Infection Rates Lower Than Expected

Infection rates of high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to previous U.S. ... read more

Medical Testing: Drop the C-Word to Reduce Anxiety and Overtreatment

Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment. The appeal ... read more

Catch-Up HPV Vaccine Effective for Women Aged Up to 20 Years, US Study Suggests

US study confirms effectiveness of quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in women aged up to 20 years who receive all three doses, but more research is needed in women aged 21-26 ... read more

Taking a Pill Can Effectively Treat Brutal Lung Disease

Researchers have figured out why air sacs in the lungs clog up with a thick substance called surfactant in a brutal disease called Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP), and they show taking ... read more

First Birth Cohort to Receive HPV Vaccine: The Vaccine Works

Girls in the first birth cohort to be offered and receive the HPV vaccine showed a lower degree of dysplasia which may eventually lead to cervical cancer than a birth cohort from ... read more

Cancer Risk Rises as Patients Wait for Diagnostic Testing

The longer a patient with a positive screening result waits for diagnostic testing, the worse their cancer outcomes may become, according to a literature review of breast, cervical, colorectal, and ... read more

Pap Test Fluids Used in Gene-Based Screening Test for Two Gyn Cancers

Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian ... read more

Study Shows Cycling as Number One Cause of Cervical Fractures in Men

Sporting-related cervical fractures increased by 35 percent from 2000 to 2015, mainly due to an increase in cycling-related injuries, according to new research. Men experienced the most fractures due ... read more

Helmet Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Cervical Spine Injury During Motorcycle Crashes

Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers found that, during an accident, helmet use lowers the ... read more

Cutting Off Cervical Cancer's Fuel Supply Stymies Tumors

Researchers have shown that cervical tumors that don't respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer's fuel ... read more

HPV May Lurk in Your Throat

Researchers found human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical and head and neck cancers, hiding in small pockets on the surface of tonsils. They believe HPV may evade the immune system ... read more

Specific Bacteria May Change the Cervix of a Pregnant Woman and Lead to Preterm Birth

New findings demonstrate that the byproducts of certain bacteria induce cervical changes which may lead to preterm ... read more

Using Imaging to Identify Women at Risk of Giving Birth Prematurely

Ultrasound is traditionally used on pregnant women to study the anatomy, movement and blood flow of the developing fetus, but nurse researchers are now using the imaging technique to identify women ... read more

Berry Gives Boost to Cervical Cancer Therapy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. One of the most common treatments for ... read more

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