Zimbabwe: Nust Conducts Cancer Study
[Zimbabwe Standard] A study to ascertain women's awareness on breast and cervical cancer -- the most common cancers among women worldwide -- is being undertaken in Bulawayo by the National University of Science and Technology (Nust). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Strategy Could Help to Reduce Cervical Cancer Mortality
If successfully implemented, researchers found that over the next century, cervical cancer mortality would be reduced by almost 99% and save more than 62 million women ’s lives. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Biomarkers on PET, MRI show breast cancer risk FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe FDG-PET/CT helps predict tuberculosis relapse 2 new PET tracers may best FDG in cancer imaging FDG-PET/CT aids in melanoma treatment assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Japan's Halt of Regular HPV Vaccine to Cause Thousands of Cancer Deaths - Study Japan's Halt of Regular HPV Vaccine to Cause Thousands of Cancer Deaths - Study
A decision by Japan to stop recommending adolescent girls receive a HPV vaccination will likely result in almost 11,000 deaths from cervical cancer if it is not reversed, according to a study published on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Japan's halt of regular HPV vaccine to cause thousands of cancer deaths: study
A decision by Japan to stop recommending adolescent girls receive a HPV vaccination will likely result in almost 11,000 deaths from cervical cancer if it is not reversed, according to a study in a prestigious medical journal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One HPV Vaccine Dose May Be As Effective As Multiple, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — It is currently recommended that boys and girls under age 15 get two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine but a new study published in the journal Cancer finds that just one dose may be as effective. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and certain strains of the virus are associated with cervical cancer in women. Researchers at the University of Texas looked at more than 130,000 females and found that one dose of the HPV vaccine was as effective as multiple doses for preventing cervical changes that often lead to cervical cancer. The hope is that if only one dose is require...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HPV vaccine Source Type: news

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Protect Against Cervical Cancer
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine works as well as multiple doses to protect older teen girls against preinvasive cervical disease, which can develop into cervical cancer, researchers say. For the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Single HPV vaccine dose may be effective against cervical cancer
(Wiley) New research published in CANCER indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer elimination possible within two decades in the US
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) At current levels of screening and HPV vaccination, cervical cancer incidence in the US is projected to fall below the threshold of elimination by 2038-2046. Scaling up screening coverage to 90% could expedite elimination timing by 10-13 years and avert an average of 1,400-2,088 additional cases per year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: Single jab could slash risk of deadly disease
CERVICAL cancer could be prevented with a single jab, researchers have revealed. One dose of the HPV vaccine can slash the risk of developing the disease by more than a third - and a single treatment has been shown to be more effective than having two or three injections. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-causing HPV can hit you even if you had the vaccination
Jessica Donald, from Birmingham, thought she'd get the all-clear after a cervical cancer screening test at her GP - only to be told she'd tested positive for human papillomavirus. (Pictured, stock image.) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO’s aggressive, three-part strategy aims to make cervical cancer a thing of the past
Trio of steps, called “90-70-90,” could eliminate more than 74 million cases and save more than 62 million lives, according to two studies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors Vouch for Vaccination to Stave Off Cervical Cancer
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer. Screening is an effective method for detecting abnormal cells in the cervix. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer screening saves lives
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Three-year interval in screening for cervical cancer is as effective as annual checkups, study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

After Cancer Took His Mother, James Allison Taught Our Immune Systems How to Fight It
There once was a boy in Alice, Texas, who saw things a little differently from everybody else. Influenced by his father, a “country” doctor, he was drawn to science instead of football and conducted biology experiments in his parents’ garage. When he was 10, someone gave him a harmonica, but he never took a lesson or learned to read music, so he wandered the woods mimicking what he’d heard on the radio. A year after that, his mother died following a long struggle with lymphoma. What he still remembers decades later are her last, bedridden days when he spent hours holding her hand, and the burns sing...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Madagascar: Low-Tech Screening Expands Cervical Cancer Diagnosis in Madagascar
[WHO] She waited anxiously for a check-up at a local clinic. Merely a minute after being examined, Gisele* received the result of her cervical cancer test. Up to 8000 women are tested every year, mostly through a community-based screening programme in Madagascar, where cervical cancer is the deadliest type of cancer among women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

There is hope for a new test to diagnose early-stage lung cancer | Letters
Pauline ArmoryandMaxine Arnott write about a recently completed trial that has the potential to detect lung cancer with a blood testandProf Martin Marshallsays it wrong to blame GPs for failing to spot symptomsYou rightly report that one of the key reasons lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer deaths in the UK is that up to 56% of lung cancers are only discovered in A&E where patients present with late-stage symptoms, by which point they often have only months to live (Report, 31 January).Every year in the UK around 40,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer and 35,000 people die – it kills more women, for...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Lung cancer NHS Cancer research Health Society Medical research Science Source Type: news

Modeling Studies Show Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- Two modeling studies show how cervical cancer could be eliminated and mortality could be reduced, according to two studies published online Jan. 30 in The Lancet. Marc Brisson, Ph.D., from Laval University in Quebec City,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040
Title: Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kenya: Surviving Cervical Cancer Then Taking On a New Battle
[WHO] Surviving cervical cancer then taking on a new battle (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040
The WHO plan also calls for 70% of women to be screened for cervical cancer once or twice in their lifetime, and for 90% of women with precancerous lesions or cervical cancer to receive appropriate treatment. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in next century, international study finds
An estimated 62 million women’s lives could be saved by 2120, which would represent a huge victory for women's health, Quebec and international researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
Review highlights limitations of trial design; additional research needed to address uncertainties (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Could All But Disappear in North America by 2040
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Vaccination and screening could nearly wipe out cervical cancer in North America in the next 20 years and rid the world of the disease within the next century, researchers say. In a new study, the researchers assessed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 -- Methodological problems and study limitations for trials of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine create uncertainty about its ability to prevent cervical cancer in the long term, according to a review published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Cancer Day - 24 Concerned Organization Set to Jointly Mark With Free Screening
[Vanguard] The war against cancer, especially breast and cervical, has been championed by the wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu through the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN, and Coalition Against Cancer in Nigeria, CACIN, since the inception of the Akeredolu administration in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 11,000 Undergo Cervical Cancer Screening
[New Era] Oshakati -In its quest to fight cervical cancer the ministry of health has in the last nine months, since the introduction of the Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique, screened 11 000 women of whom 8 000 were HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Potential to eliminate cervical cancer in England thanks to NHS Long Term Plan
This report shows that due to increases in HIV testing, fewer people remain unaware of their HIV status. It concludes that the goal of eliminating HIV transmission by 2030 depends on sustaining prevention efforts and further expanding them to reach everyone at risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say cervical cancer could be wiped out within 100 years
High income countries like Britain could have no cases within two decades, according to an international team led by t the University of Laval in Canada. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century
(Universit é Laval) Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers codirected by Professor Marc Brisson from Universit é Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Qu é bec-Universit é Laval Research Centre. The researchers are even more optimistic about North America, stating that the disease could be almost completely eliminated by 2040. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Lancet: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in countries worst affected by the disease, and 62 million women's lives could be saved by 2120
(The Lancet) Over the next 100 years, more than 74 million cervical cancer cases and 60 million deaths could be averted, and the disease eliminated in the 78 countries with the highest disease burden, according to two modelling studies published in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade
By Brittany Goetsch, Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University A happy young mother with her infant in Zomba, Malawi. Photo © 2018 Nandi Bwanali/One Community, Courtesy of Photoshare.January 29, 2020The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Here, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Knowledge SUCCESS project reflects on 10 defining achievements, in no particular order of importance, that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services over the past decade....
Source: IntraHealth International - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Woman died after being told smear test was 'normal'
Julie O'Connor, 49, died from cervical cancer after being given the all-clear by doctors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month - Over 50 Million Nigerian Women At Risk
[Vanguard] Strains of the Human Papillo- ma Virus (HPV) being the major cause of cervical cancer, puts over 50 million Nigerian women at risk of cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Smear test fear 'cost my sister her life'
More than 100 NI women died from potentially "preventable" cervical cancer between 2013 and 2017. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say there is 'insufficient' evidence that HPV jab will wipe out cervical cancer
Public Health England today said HPV rates among young women are down to below two per cent, but researchers at Queen Mary University of London dispute claims it will stop cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Regular Screening Saves Lives From Cervical Cancer'
[Vanguard] The Medical Director of Encee Medical Centre, Victoria Island, Dr Nenoi Umeh has raised alarm over increasing deaths from cervical cancer in Nigeria annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Multiple Sexual Partners Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer - NGO
[Daily Trust] The Save Our Future Now Foundation, an NGO, says that women with multiple sexual partners have higher risks of cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Anti-Cervical Cancer Mission Heightened
[Daily News] Bukoba -KAGERA Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Prof Faustin Kamuzora, has called for concerted efforts to ensure that no woman or girl dies from cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths among women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer rates show a 'steep rise' among women in their late 20s, charity warns
Cancer Research UK has warned that a worrying number of cervical cancer cases are happening among women in their late 20s - around 400 out of 3,000 each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daron Ferris to receive Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Daron G. Ferris, M.D., the Founder of CerviCusco, will receive the 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health for his dedication to cervical cancer prevention among the indigenous women in Cusco, Peru. Ferris created CerviCusco, a nonprofit organization that ensures all women, including those with limited economic resources, have access to high quality and affordable health education and care, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV infections very low due to vaccine coverage
Hopes for cervical cancer to be eliminated Related items fromOnMedica Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract Doubts raised about effectiveness of HPV vaccines HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPV infections drop sharply but experts warn vaccination may not stop cervical cancer
HPV infection has dropped sharply among sexually active young women in England since a national vaccination programme began - but researchers say it is 'uncertain' whether the jabs prevent cervical cancer. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cervical Cancer Control Progress Welcome - First Lady
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has made significant progress in cervical cancer control and prevention with multi-pronged strategies to control the disease, which affects women of all ages countrywide, Health Ambassador First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doubts raised about effectiveness of HPV vaccines
(SAGE) A new analysis of the clinical trials of HPV vaccines to prevent cervical cancer raises doubts about the vaccines' effectiveness. The analysis, published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, assessed 12 published Phase 2 and 3 randomized controlled efficacy trials of the HPV vaccines Cervarix and Gardasil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news