GPs and pharmacists have cut quit-smoking prescriptions by 75%
CCGs must retract all guidance that withdraws GPs ’ right to prescribe stop-smoking medications Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Join the " Power to Prevent HPV Cancer " Summer Campaign
The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable's Power to Prevent HPV Cancer communications package makes it easy for you to encourage the healthcare providers, systems administrators, clinical practice staff and immunizers in your local health department and at other local organizations to flex their super powers and prevent HPV cancers. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse-Driven Protocol Increased Vaccination for Flu, Pneumonia
A pilot protocol developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center resulted in exponential increases in both influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in the outpatient setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elizabeth Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN Source Type: news

Stringent Vaccination of Cancer Patients: Is It Important? Stringent Vaccination of Cancer Patients: Is It Important?
New recommendations provide guidance for immunization of cancer patients and survivors.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk
Small higher risk of non-invasive breast and ovarian tumours may not be due to treatment Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Use of contraceptive pill may lead to longer life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Moffitt licensing deal could provide new approach for some cancer patients
Moffitt Cancer Center and MultiVir Inc., a Houston-based immune oncology company, have agreed to work together to develop a personalized cancer vaccine. The therapeutic vaccine, made up of a patient’s own cells, would activate cancer-fighting immune cells to target a genetic mutation found in nearly 50 percent of all cancers, Moffitt said in a press release. Moffitt, based in Tampa and the only Florida institution designated by the National Can cer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE
Antimicrobial resistance to be factored into decisions Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Doctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugs MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Less Effective in Older Patients
As age increases, so does the risk for cancer. More than half of all cancer cases occur in people over 65. This is especially true for mesothelioma. The average age at diagnosis for pleural mesothelioma — the most common form of the disease — is 69. Despite cancer being more common among the elderly, many cancer treatments work best in younger patients. Researchers now have an idea of why certain cancer treatments don’t work as well in older patients. These important findings were published in June in the medical journal Cell Reports. “While it is clear that primary T cell responses decline in the ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Could HPV Vaccine Treat Skin Cancer?
(MedPage Today) -- Case report shows complete disease regression following injections (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Sylvester researcher uses HPV vaccine to treat patient with skin cancer
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) In 2017, a case report by Dr. Anna Nichols showed the HPV vaccine Gardasil reduced the number of new basal and squamous cell skin cancers in two patients. Tim Ioannides, M.D., a voluntary faculty member at UM, suggested using the vaccine as an off-label treatment by directly injecting it into the tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Will DNA Vaccine TetMYB Be a Game-Changer in Advanced Colorectal Cancer?
An Australian team is studying a DNA-based vaccine that the lead investigator feels could be “transformative” in the care of advanced colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Modified Polio Vaccine Extends Lives in U.S. Brain Cancer Study Modified Polio Vaccine Extends Lives in U.S. Brain Cancer Study
Some 21% of patients with advanced brain cancer treated with a modified polio vaccine were alive after three years, compared with 4% of patients with similar tumors who received standard therapies, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Modified polio vaccine extends lives in U.S. brain cancer study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some 21 percent of patients with advanced brain cancer treated with a modified polio vaccine were alive after three years, compared with 4 percent of patients with similar tumors who received standard therapies, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Children should be given HPV vaccine at primary school say doctors
Girls are currently offered the HPV jab at secondary school, which protects against the virus responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. But doctors say this is already too late for some. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents Say Cancer Prevention Best Reason for HPV Vaccination
Findings based on large survey of parents to assess best, worst reasons for vaccination (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Parents Say Cancer Prevention Best Reason for HPV Vaccination
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Parents view cancer prevention as the best reason for guideline-consistent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study published online June 14 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. Melissa... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer cases in older people set to surge
By 2035 nearly 250,000 over-75s will get cancer each year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug Lung cancer drug likely to be approved for wider NHS use Thousands of women with breast cancer may be spared chemotherapy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, Who Was Credited With HPV and Rotavirus Vaccines, Dies at 76
As president of Merck Vaccines, Dr. Mahmoud overcame doubts in developing vaccines against two threats to women and babies: HPV and rotavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Mahmoud, Adel (1941-2018) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Obituaries) Gardasil (Vaccine) Cervical Cancer Merck & Company Inc Princeton University Rotaviruses Gerberding, Julie L Egypt Source Type: news

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, 76, Dies; Credited With Major Vaccines
As president of Merck Vaccines, Dr. Mahmoud overcome doubts in developing vaccines against two threats to women and babies: HPV and rotavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Mahmoud, Adel (1941-2018) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Obituaries) Gardasil (Vaccine) Cervical Cancer Merck & Company Inc Princeton University Rotaviruses Gerberding, Julie L Egypt Source Type: news

HPV vaccination has significantly reduced levels of HPV infection
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in adolescent girls has led to a dramatic  fall in the number of young women carrying the infection which can cause cervical cancer in England, a study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Monash research provides insights into why older people respond poorly to cancer treatment
(Monash University) Researchers may have found a group of immune cells that increase in number with age but are too worn out to fight diseases. The accumulation of dysfunctional virtual memory T cells, in addition to the loss of true na ï ve T cells, may explain why older people have reduced immune responses to cancer and vaccines, why cancer immunotherapy is less successful in the elderly, and may help to tailor cancer immunotherapy treatments specifically for older patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine reduces cancer-causing infection by 86%
A new study has found that the HPV vaccination has led to major reductions in the number of young women who have the infection, which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer virus rates fall after vaccinations
THE Human Papillomavirus vaccine programme has led to a fall in the number of young women carrying cancer-causing infections, a study reveals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines first birth cohort to receive HPV vaccine: The vaccine works
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) 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 1983. This is the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, who have been the first to study the vaccine's effect on the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV jab ‘cuts risk of deadly infections’ in young women carrying the deadly cancer virus
The two infections decreased by 86 per cent in women aged 16 to 21 who were eligible for the vaccine as teenagers from 2010 to 2016, according to Public Health England (PHE). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer
Public Health England reveals 86% decrease in HPV infections since introduction of vaccination Related items fromOnMedica Experts welcome new evidence on HPV jab efficacy and safety Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV The HPV vaccine, ten years on HPV vaccination in boys deemed not cost effective Persistent HPV raises risk of anal and genital cancers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Steep drop in cancer-causing infections in England due to HPV vaccine
The introduction of HPV vaccines has led to a sharp reduction in the number of young women with the cancer-causing infection in England, new data from Public Health England finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Ovarian cancer vaccine
Ovarian cancer vaccine: Can it prevent recurrence? Ovarian cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy, which is treatment that harnesses the body's germ-fighting immune system to attack cancer cells. Researchers hope to use ovarian cancer vaccines to train the immune system cells to detect and attack any cancer cells that reappear after initial treatment has [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Parents see cancer prevention potential as best reason for HPV vaccination
(American Association for Cancer Research) Parents of adolescents believed that the potential to prevent certain types of cancer is the best reason for their children to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, whereas other reasons health care providers often give were far less persuasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center endorses elimination of HPV-related cancers
(Case Western Reserve University) Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parents ranked cancer prevention as number one provider reason for HPV vaccination
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a survey led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Better Flu Shot May Be On the Horizon. Here ’s Why
Each year, influenza viruses bring aches, pains, fever and overall misery to millions of people. The flu also leads to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. In a new paper published in Genome Medicine, researchers say a blood test may be able to identify which people are more likely to fight off the flu and which may have a harder time. And information from that same test could lead to new treatments — including more effective vaccines — that might make more people more flu-resistant. For four years, Purvesh Khatri, an associate professor of medicine and biomedical data science at S...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

HPV infection rates remain high and many adolescents still aren ’t vaccinated, study says 
Just 38 percent of people who get their first HPV shot complete the vaccination series, leaving them vulnerable to the cancer-causing virus, a University of North Carolina study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk
(Universit é de Gen è ve) In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system -- and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer cells -- researchers from the universities of Geneva, Freiburg, Munich, and Bayreuth, in collaboration with the German company AMSilk, have developed spider silk microcapsules capable of delivering the vaccine directly to the heart of immune cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV
Young women ‘too embarrassed’ to get screened Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters Third of emergency cancer presenters never saw GP Some doctors misunderstand smear test says GP Young women shun smear tests out of embarrassment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

No OS Benefit From PROSTVAC-V/F in mCRPC
OS with the PSA-targeted, poxvirus-based cancer vaccine was no better than placebo, and increased survival was attributed to better standard of care. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

UAB joins other cancer centers for HPV elimination venture
The UAB Comprehensive has partnered with 69 other cancer centers to push forward an initiative for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.   The institutions, which are National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, have recognized that insufficient vaccination is a public health threat and will call upon the nation’s health care providers, parents and adolescents to take advantage of the vaccine and start an initiative to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD
(Natural News) In one of the most shocking science videos you’ll see this year, molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines. With a well established history of working for the National Cancer Institute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moffitt Partners with top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) Moffitt Cancer Center has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers, as well as the American Cancer Society, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Clinical Oncology, Association of American Cancer Institutes and America Society of Preventive Oncology, to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NCI Cancer Centers Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV Cancers
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers are endorsing the goal of eliminating cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) through HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MD Anderson and nation's top cancer centers endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Recognizing that vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low across the U.S., particularly in Texas, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again has joined with the 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement to call for increased HPV vaccination and evidence-based screening, with the goal of eliminating cancers caused by the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UH Cancer Center partners with nation's top cancer centers to endorse goal
(University of Hawaii Cancer Center) University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nations' physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to eliminate several different types of cancer in men and women.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, say a national effort is needed to improve the rate of HPV vaccination and screening in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Jude partners with NCI cancer centers with goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic joins call for increased screening for HPV-related cancers
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joined 69 other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in calling for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers. Participating centers issued a joint statement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response
In this study, the researchers discovered a previously unnoticed characteristic of antibodies against the malaria parasite: They can cooperate with each other, thus binding even stronger to the pathogens and improving the immune response. The results, now published in Science, are expected to help develop a more effective vaccine against the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic joins call for increased screening for HPV-related cancers
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joined 69 other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in calling for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers. Participating centers issued a joint statement. According to the statement, nearly 80 million Americans ? 1 out of every 4 people ? are infected with HPV, and more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news