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Cervical cancer develops from a cell that is abnormal. Abnormal cells can be present for years before one becomes cancerous and multiplies out of control to form a cancerous tumor. Often the initial pre-cancerous abnormalities of cervical cells are caused

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HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women...

Scientists uncover potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder...

Ovarian cancer drug delivers 'very promising' results in early trial

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Drug that mimics action of folic acid shrinks half of tumours.A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown 'very promising' results in an early clinical trial - shrinking tumours in...

New tech promises easier cervical cancer screening

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.

Surgical menopause: Effects, risks, and outlook

Mon, 29 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's ovaries are removed, prompting menopause. Learn more about this surgery and its side effects.

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer is an extremely complex disease, but its definition is quite simple: the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cells.

Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age.

Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Artificial intelligence - commonly known as A.I. - is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I.

Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer from the Department of Health and Human Services finds cancer death rates are declining.

Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.

First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer.

Parental concerns about sexual activity declining as reason not vaccinating children against HPV: Physicians need to discuss benefits of vaccine

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Concern about sexual activity is declining as a reason parents do not get their daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a research study presented at the Society of...

New drug screening system could help speed development of a cure for HPV

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Scientists have used genetic engineering techniques to develop a new system that could aid identification of potential drug targets and treatments for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...

HPV vs Pap test for cervical cancer screening: Strong evidence calls for new protocols, say experts

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For many years, cytology has been the established method used for cervical cancer screening.

Cervical cancer subtypes identified

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

An in-depth genomic and molecular analysis of cervical cancer, reported in Nature, reveals potential new therapeutic targets for the disease, which remains one of the leading causes of...

Cervical cancer deaths in the U.S. higher than previously estimated

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new analysis finds that cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States may be higher than previous estimates have suggested.

Why are black men missing from prostate cancer research?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Black men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than other demographics, yet black men are consistently underrepresented in research studies, say researchers from King's College...

Study compares immune response of two vs three doses of HPV vaccine

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In a study published online by JAMA, Ole-Erik Iversen, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Bergen, Norway, and colleagues examined whether human papillomavirus (HPV) type-specific antibody responses...

Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.

CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fewer shots offer more incentive to prevent HPV cancers.CDC has recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously...

IARC study identifies new genetic factors linked to HPV-related cancers

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new large-scale genetic study of head and neck cancers shows why some individuals infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) may go on to develop oropharyngeal cancer while others do not.

Cervical cancer screening could be less frequent, start later

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years - instead of every three years, as currently recommended - and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to a new...

Extending cervical screening beyond 5 years for some women is safe, finds study

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This is a first step towards risk based screening, say researchers. Extending the cervical cancer screening interval beyond five years for women aged 40 and older who test negative for human...

Effect of HPV vaccination on cervical intraepithelial neoplasia rate

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that is persistent can cause high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and that can lead to invasive cervical cancer.

HPV: How physicians recommend vaccine influences parents' choices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Whether or not a parent chooses to vaccinate their child against HPV may depend on the language their child's physician uses to recommend the vaccine.