Cervical screening intervals should be extended
Study supports a switch to HPV screening with five-year intervals Related items fromOnMedica The HPV vaccine, ten years on The risk factors for cervical cancer Screening programmes in England fail to meet standard uptake targets Home samples for cervical screening tests could boost uptake Thousands more women affected by Capita cervical screen blunder (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump Wants to End HIV Within 10 Years. Here ’s What That Would Take, According to Experts
About 1.1 million Americans currently live with HIV, and approximately 40,000 are infected each year, according to federal data. But in his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump promised to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years” — a plan that hinges on a multi-agency push for better diagnosis, treatment and prevention in at-risk communities, health officials said Wednesday. Trump introduced the plan during his annual address on Tuesday but offered few details. Health officials fleshed out the plan during a call with reporters on Wednesday. The initiative will be ove...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime HIV/AIDS onetime Source Type: news

WHO and vaccine group back "critical" cervical cancer shots
(This Feb. 4 story corrects seventh para to say Merck's Gardasil vaccine targets nine (not four) strains of HPV) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version
TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 -- An experimental vaccine for bone cancer in dogs could offer a road map for a human version of the treatment, researchers report. More than 10,000 cases of bone cancer in dogs occur in the United States each year. But the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version
Title: Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human VersionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The disturbing link between vaccines and pediatric cancer
(Natural News) Any illness in a child is distressing, and when it’s a life-threatening disease like cancer it is absolutely devastating to the entire family. Sadly, pediatric cancer diagnoses are on the increase, with about 15,300 kids being diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. One in eight of these children will not survive. Although... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Customized Cancer Vaccines Based on Individual Patients ’ DNA Could Soon Be a Reality, Might Require Diagnostic Support from Anatomic Pathology Labs
Pharmaceutical developers are combining genetic sequencing and precision medicine to create new drug therapies and cancer treatments designed for specific patients Most anatomic pathologists are aware of the rapid advances in the field of cancer immunotherapy—sometimes also called immune-oncology. This is an area of healthcare where precision medicine and personal genetics become crucial elements in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 4, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Uncategorized Source Type: news

WHO and vaccine group back 'critical' cervical cancer shots
LONDON - A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a "critical" health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA sets March dates for microbiology, neurology device panel meetings
The FDA this week set two new March dates for public medical device advisory committee meetings, the first to discuss microbiology devices and the second to discuss a specific neurological device, according to official FDA releases. In the microbiology devices panel meeting, slated to be held March 8, a committee of microbiology device experts will discuss and make recommendations regarding novel or alternative approaches to clinical studies and devices intended to detect Human Papillomavirus nucleic acid, according to the release. “These approaches will take into consideration scientific data generated since the app...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance neuronix Source Type: news

Personalized Vaccine to be Tested in Patients with Kidney Cancer
Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are working to develop a vaccine for the treatment of renal cell cancer.01/30/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 30, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy: A Glimmer of Hope for Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy: A Glimmer of Hope for Prostate Cancer
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, PARP inhibitors, and vaccines may soon alter the landscape of immunotherapy for prostate cancer.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

SU2C awards 2019 Laura Ziskin Prize in Translational Research
(Stand Up To Cancer) Stand Up To Cancer awarded the 2019 Laura Ziskin Prize in Translational Research ($250,000 for one year) to Drs. Silvia Formenti of Weill Cornell Medicine Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and Heather McArthur of Cedars Sinai to support collaboration using radiation and immunotherapy pre-operatively to help the body create its own vaccine to fight breast cancer, working with immunologists, bioinformatics specialists and biostatisticians. A clinical trial is in development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - January 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers Find Way For Chickens To Lay Eggs Filled With Cancer-Killing Drugs
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Scotland say they have found a way to have chickens lay eggs filled with medicine. It’s a method that could make some drugs much more affordable. Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have genetically modified the birds to produce human proteins in their eggs that boost the immune system. Now, the chickens are laying eggs containing cancer-killing drugs. Researchers in Scotland have genetically modified chickens to produce human proteins in their eggs (WBZ-TV) “In the past, making these transgenic animals has been very inefficient very expensive and difficult,” says...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

New precision medicine procedure fights cancer, advances treatment for pets and humans
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists at the University of Missouri have helped advance a patient-specific, precision medicine treatment for bone cancer in dogs. By creating a vaccine from a dog's own tumor, scientists worked with ELIAS Animal Health to target specific cancer cells and avoid the toxic side effects of chemotherapy, while also opening the door for future human clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine take-up varies widely
Thousands of girls did not get full immunisation for HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, at school. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticancer immunity through tumor antigen identification & conversion to DNA vaccines
(The Wistar Institute) Wistar scientists and collaborators demonstrated the utility of an optimized synthetic DNA vaccine platform for rapidly inducing immunity against unique combinations of tumor neoantigens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Screenings Save Lives. So Why Aren ’t More Women Getting Them?
The vast majority of cancers do not have one obvious cause, making them complex both to understand and treat. Cervical cancer is one of the few exceptions: “Virtually all” cases are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV), according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Armed with this knowledge, experts have for decades stressed the importance of regular cervical cancer screenings, which can catch HPV infections and related abnormalities before they develop into deadly disease. And yet many women still don’t get tested as much as they should. The screening rate isn’t entirely clear. A study publis...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Cancer healthytime Life Reinvented Source Type: news

Vaccine and Chemotherapy Combo Shows Promise for Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma patients showed an impressive immune response to TroVax, a novel cancer vaccine, when it was combined with standard chemotherapy in a recent clinical trial. Researchers from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom conducted the study that was published by the journal OncoImmunology. TroVax is a laboratory engineered virus designed to target the human protein 5T4. A mutated form of 5T4 is found in almost all mesothelioma tumors, including the sarcomatoid subtype, the most difficult to treat. The phase II clinical trial produced a disease control rate of 87 percent, more than double the rate of a previous stud...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Providing information on the benefits of vaccination, including cancer prevention, and avoiding expressing urgency to vaccinate can increase parent confidence in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could an MUC1-Targeted Vaccine Benefit Colorectal Cancer Patients With Liver Mets?
Researchers tested an antigen-specific cancer vaccine known as tecemotide vs placebo in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases to see if outcomes would be improved. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Addressing expected challenges after resumption of HPV vaccination
(Osaka University) Researchers at Osaka University present measures for reducing a risk of uterine cervical cancer that increased by the suspension of the Japanese government recommendation for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and for promoting HPV vaccination after its resumption (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths
Title: Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year -- even though there's a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early. " When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

World Cancer Day
is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. 2019 marks the launch of the 3-year ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign; an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.Cochrane Cancer supports and coordinates the work acrossmultiple Cochrane Review Groups dealing with the topic of Cancer. These  Cochrane Review Groups provide reliable evidence required to make important decisions on issues concerning cancer and related topics. Cochrane R...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness
(Karolinska Institutet) Using DNA origami -- DNA-based design of precise nanostructures -- scientists at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, in collaboration with researchers at University of Oslo, Norway, have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system. The study, which is published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, may be of significance to the development of vaccines and immunotherapy used in cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination
A leading cancer expert, who was described as a "pioneer" in his field by Prince William, has died suddenly after receiving a routine yellow fever vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine shot killed famed cancer doctor in mere minutes from "total organ failure" ... state-run media desperately tries to cover it up
(Natural News) Dr. Martin Gore, a widely celebrated cancer doctor credited with “saving thousands of lives” died from “total organ failure” just minutes after receiving a vaccine shot yesterday. Dr. Gore was a professor of cancer medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research based in London. He “died suddenly yesterday after a routine inoculation for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Ministry Rescues Girls From Cervical Cancer
[Malawi News Agency] Ministry of Health and Population through Balaka District Hospital has rolled out a cervical cancer vaccine campaign with an aim of protecting girls from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzimba North Prepares for Cervical Cancer Vaccine Campaign
[Malawi News Agency] Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has said that it is prepared to roll out Cervical Cancer Vaccine campaign which is scheduled to start from January 14 to 18, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government is Thursday rolling out the first ever vaccine for cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: With Vaccine Proven to Be Safe, Time to Eradicate Cervical Cancer
[Nation] The number of cancer cases in Kenya continues to rise, especially among youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Some answers about ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer vaccine: Can it prevent recurrence? Health care providers don't know yet whether the vaccines being developed will work. Research continues in the development of a number of vaccines designed to prevent the recurrence of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer vaccines are available only in clinical trials. Ovarian cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Elizabeth Jaffee, MD: 2018 WebMD Health Hero, Scientist
As a young girl she attended cancer fundraisers. That led to a career in immunology research and ultimately to patents for six cancer vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV and Cervical Cancer | Medscape HPV and Cervical Cancer | Medscape
Review clinical reference information, guidelines, and medical news on human papillomavirus (HPV virus). Read about HPV symptoms, cervical cancer symptoms, and the cervical cancer vaccine. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Who should get the HPV vaccine and why?
The?Food and Drug Administration?approval of 9-valent HPV, an?HPV vaccine, to include people ages 27?45 ?is a ?game-changer in the strategy to protect the health of Americans," says?Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the?Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group. The HPV vaccine protects against sexually transmitted infections that can cause cancer and genital warts. An estimated?79 million Americans [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

10 New Year ’s Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news

10 New Year's Resolutions Doctors Actually Want You to Make
Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019. The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Holidays 2018 public health Source Type: news

Anticancer vaccines gain new lease of life with personalisation techniques
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Anticancer vaccines have gained a new lease of life with techniques to personalise them to individual patients. Cutting edge developments in this re-energised field were revealed at the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vaccine, checkpoint drugs combination shows promise for pancreatic cancers
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a combination of a cancer vaccine with two checkpoint drugs reduced pancreatic cancer tumors in mice, demonstrating a possible pathway for treatment of people with pancreatic cancers whose response to standard immunotherapy is poor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New cervical cancer test outperforms existing tests
The epigenetic cervical cancer test detected more cancers than Pap smears and the HPV test Related items fromOnMedica The HPV vaccine, ten years on The risk factors for cervical cancer Thousands more women affected by Capita cervical screen blunder Home samples for cervical screening tests could boost uptake New test could mean cervical cancer screening could stop sooner (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Natalie Joseph, M.D., M.P.H., recognized for contributions to HPV vaccination
(Boston Medical Center) Natalie Joseph, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named Massachusetts' 'HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion' for outstanding efforts to protect adolescents from cancers caused by HPV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nature's sweets
(Harvard University) Synthetic chemists, like overzealous nutritionists, usually avoid sugars. Nature, an expert chemist, can shift the sweets from one molecule to another with enviable finesse. But in the lab, scientists struggle to attach just one sugar molecule to another chemical unit, a process known as glycosylation. Now, researchers have unearthed nature's sweet secret, which could lead to improved chemical synthesis, vaccines, and even life-saving drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Higher Risk of Shingles Seen in Patients With Certain Cancers
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine development may help with prevention of herpes zoster in this population (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Will Introduce Cervical Cancer Vaccine in January 2019
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health and Population Servcces will embark on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine from January 2019 to all nine year-old girlsacross the country to prevent them from cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to prevent the often painful skin condition in cancer patients through the use of new vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news