Researchers artificially generate immune cells integral to creating cancer vaccines
For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can help prevent cancer reoccurrence, according to a study published in August in Cell Reports. The researchers discovered a way to grow the immune cells, called dendritic cells, at large scale in the lab to study them for their potential use in highly refined cancer vaccines to prevent patients' cancer from coming back. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Researchers artificially generate immune cells integral to creating cancer vaccines
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can help prevent cancer reoccurrence, according to a study published in August in Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex
(Reuters Health) - State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) don't appear to influence adolescents' choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn't Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Moderna's head of oncology leaves to helm new Cambridge cancer biotech Oncorus
The head of oncology at Moderna Therapeutics leaving the $7 billion biotech company to lead small Cambridge cancer startup Oncorus Inc., the startup announced Wednesday. Ted Ashburn's exit comes as the Moderna is finishing construction on its new personalized cancer vaccine unit in Norwood and preparing to move nearly two dozen highly anticipated messenger RNA programs through clinical trials. Moderna has 11 preclinical programs with another 10 in clinical trails, including one that has entered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England
The government has announced that adolescent boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Boys will receive HPV vaccine
The vaccine, which is already given to girls, will be given to boys aged 12 to 13 in England Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer The HPV vaccine, ten years on JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Experts welcome new evidence on HPV jab efficacy and safety HPV vaccination to be offered to men who have sex with men (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teenage boys to be vaccinated against cancer-causing HPV
Inoculation programme will be expanded to cover 12- and 13-year-old boys in EnglandBoys aged 12 and 13 in England are to be vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the government has said.The decision, announced on Tuesday, comes after theJoint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended last week that the HPV vaccination, which protects girls against cervical cancer, should be extended to boys. It followed growing calls for theinoculation programme to be expanded.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: HPV vaccine Cancer Cervical cancer Science UK news Health Society Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

HPV vaccine UK: Jab that protects against cervical cancer will now also be given to boys
HPV VACCINE in the UK protects against cervical cancer. Up until now all girls can get the jab free from the NHS from the age of 12 up to their 18th birthday. But now boys will also be given the vaccine, the Government has announced. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage boys in England will be vaccinated against HPV
The NHS will embark on a £20 million a year programme to vaccinate all 12 and 13 year old males against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes oral cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old
TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 -- The 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could be a therapeutic option for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma when surgical management is not an option, according to a case report published online July 3... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government announces HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England
The government has announced today that adolescent boys in England will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Boosting HPV Vaccinations in Rural Florida (Free CE, September 6th 2018, Starke FL)
September 6th, 2018, Starke, FL, free CE. Attendees will leave this summit better able to recommend the vaccine to patients and parents in their practice. They will learn the impact that HPV-associated cancers can have on patients, how to report their vaccination rates to Florida's database, best practices for dealing with vaccine hesitancy, and more. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lies.news reveals the truth on all the latest fake news, fake science and other propaganda
(Natural News) Fake news and propaganda is everywhere: Whether you’re talking about vaccines, food, pesticides or politics, the truth is often buried beneath a layer of industry-funded filth. The entire Monsanto corporation and the recent drama surrounding their cancer-causing herbicide is proof of that: The company actually set out to orchestrate public outcry to discredit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government advisors back extending HPV vaccine to boys
School age boys in the UK should be offered vaccination against the cancer causing human papillomavirus (HPV), according to government advisors. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination
Doctors and sexual health experts welcome statement that boys should get HPV jab Related items fromOnMedica The HPV vaccine, ten years on Nurse guidance published on cervical cancer and HPV Experts welcome new evidence on HPV jab efficacy and safety HPV vaccination to be offered to men who have sex with men HPV vaccination in boys deemed not cost effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Boys set to receive HPV jab after JCVI recommendation
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) has recommended that the HPV immunisation programme should be extended to cover boys. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

HPV Shot Rids 97-Year-Old of Advanced Skin Cancer
On a hunch, a doctor injected the Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, directly into the tumors of a woman with advanced skin cancer. The tumors disappeared. Nobody thinks it should be standard treatment, but it will spur more testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 17, 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 20, 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 18, 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