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 cervical cancer is radiation. While radiation therapy destroys cancer cells, it also destroys nearby healthy cells. University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers studied in vitro human cancer cells to show that combining blueberry extract with radiation can increase the treatment's effectiveness.
The most common occult malignancy in gynecologic surgery is uterine cancer. Unintentional spillage of cells can occur during morcellation and subtotal hysterectomy performed with supportive repair. While available screening for endometrial cancer may reduce the risk of occult malignancy, it is not cost effective in the asymptomatic patient. One diagnostic method that has not been explored for the uterine body, but has shown promise in cervical, breast, prostate, and skin cancer is bioimpedance analysis.
Conclusions Mail-based HPV self-testing programs are a potentially promising strategy for reaching underscreened women in Appalachia. Efforts are needed to better understand how to optimize the success of such programs.
The new study finds that rates of infection with HPV 16 or 18 -- the two strains most heavily implicated in cervical cancer -- have markedly declined between 2008 and 2014.
ConclusionsThis assessment confirms the dearth of palliative care services across Zambia. Less than half of its provincial hospitals offer community- or home-based services and only 55% offer opioid analgesics. Immediate and substantial improvements in policy, drug procurement and distribution, and service expansion are needed to ensure high-quality palliative care is available throughout Zambia.
A professor leading a review into national cervical, breast and bowel examination schemes has called for nurses and other staff members to give ideas and views to help inform recommendations for the future of cancer screenings.
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Journal of Molecular StructureAuthor(s): Gokcen Eren, Esra Emerce, Leyla Acik, Betul Aydin, Fatma GumusAbstractTrans-[Pt(AMBi)2Cl2 (1) in which AMBi is 2-acetoxymethylbenzimidazole, was synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic methods. Novel complex 1 was evaluated for its potential antiproliferative effect against three human cancer cell lines, including HeLa (human cervix cancer), MCF-7 (human breast cancer) and A549 (human non-small-cell lung cancer) in comparison with those of cis-[Pt(AMBi)2Cl2 (2) and cisplatin by means of the MTT assay. Interaction of c...
In conclusion, cervical cancer screening participation in immigrants varied by region and country of origin, but all immigrant groups had lower participation than Danish-born women.
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most...
A new study from the CDC found cases of women positive for HPV types 16 and 18 - responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers worldwide - fell by more than 30% from 2008 to 2014.