Chemoradiation Prevails in Cervical Cancer Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced disease-free survival with neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus surgery (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cancer Research UK swaps 'woman' for 'everyone' in campaign
Cancer Research UK has swapped the word 'woman' for 'everyone' in its cervical screening campaign to avoid offending transgender people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Previously Treated Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer Whose Tumors Express PD-L1
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 12, 2018 --Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, the company ’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Public Health Agency recalls 150 women for cancer test
150 patients are being contacted to have their cervical smear test redone. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

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

Western New York groups receive $3.5M for cancer prevention
Western New York has received a commitment for $3.5 million in state funding over five years to support cancer prevention and early detection programs. The funds come from a $43.8 million allocation statewide through the New York State Cancer Services Program, which aims to reduce disparities in breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality through free cancer screening for uninsured and underinsured, low-income populations.  The bulk of funding supports the disparities program,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury 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

Medical News Today: Vaginal bacteria may have a role in cervical cancer
A new study reveals that microbe composition and other conditions in the vagina are linked to the development of cervical cancer in all its stages. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine Source Type: news

Less Morbidity, Lower Costs Tied to MIS in Cervical Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But minimally invasive surgery also linked to decreased survival (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Mammograms Might Encourage Other Screenings
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals. This held true for the Medicare recipients even when their mammograms produced false... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women more likely to use other preventive health services after mammography
(Radiological Society of North America) Medicare beneficiaries who undergo breast cancer screening with mammography are more likely than unscreened women to undergo other preventive health services like screening for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, according to a major new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: This free trick could prevent the dangerous cancer
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding from the vaginal area and possible pain during or after sex, among others. The dangerous cancer is most likely to affect sexually active women aged between 30 and 45. You could use this free trick to help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer: Try this amazing free trick to prevent the condition and worrying symptom
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding from the vaginal area and possible pain during or after sex, among others. The dangerous cancer is most likely to affect sexually active women aged between 30 and 45. You could use this free trick to help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A great majority of Mozambican adolescent girls are willing to be vaccinated against HPV
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study in Mozambique reveals that a majority of adolescent girls interviewed would be willing to get vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) if the vaccine was available in the country. These results are encouraging with regard to vaccine introduction and reducing mortality associated with cervical cancer in Mozambique. The investigation was led by the Manhi ç a Health Research Center (CISM) and ISGlobal, an institution supported by " la Caixa " Foundation (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer may be driven by imbalance in vaginal bacteria, UA research finds
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Medicine -- Phoenix has found a direct relationship between 'good' bacteria and cervical health and 'bad' bacteria and increased cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cervical cancer symptoms: Watch out for these five signs of the condition
CERVICAL cancer symptoms can be caused by an infection from HPV virus, which can cause the cancer to develop. You should watch out for these five signs of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS cancer patients 'failing to be correctly monitored'
Concerns expressed that opportunities to save lives may be missedCancer patients in the UK may not receive enough follow-up after a diagnosis, a new study by researchers in Chicago suggests.The study, presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, suggests five years of monitoring is insufficient for some cancers and too long for others. The research suggests some NHS patients may receive too few years of follow-up care.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza in Chicago Tags: Cancer Cancer research Breast cancer Bowel cancer Cervical cancer Lung cancer Ovarian cancer Pancreas cancer Prostate cancer Health Medical research Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Girl records song to mother after diagnosed with incurable cancer
Kiera Walsh, 11, of Neath, south Wales, recorded a song in her bedroom after her mother Ceri Griffiths, 35, was told she had incurable cervical cancer, and is now selling it on CD to help raise funds for her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Women Shun HPV Vaccine
[Monitor] Kampala -Women and girls in Uganda have continued to shun the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) meant to protect them against cervical cancer, a new study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Markers: Epigenetics and microRNAs Cervical Cancer Markers: Epigenetics and microRNAs
This review explores the alteration of miRNA expression as a potential early biomarker of cervical cancer.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors Can Increase Vaccination Rates In Kids Using New Approach, Study Finds
Persistence and a unified, targeted approach can pay off for doctors when parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children against HPV, the human papilloma virus, a cause of anogenital, mouth, throat and cervical cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Tanzania:Over 5000 Girls Vaccinated for Cervical Cancer
[Daily News] MORE than 5000 girls in Dar es Salaam region have been vaccinated against cervical cancer since the vaccination campaign rolled out last April. The number is part of the targeted 24,097 girls to be reached in the fight against Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) which causes the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman battling cervical cancer needs £70,000 for last hope treatment
Tracey Burke, 30, from Dundee, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015 and is now seeking £90,000 private treatment in Germany because none of the NHS treatments worked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PavMed subsidiary Lucid Dx inks licensing deal with Case Western Univ.
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics said today it finalized a licensing agreement with Case Western Reserve University to commercialize its EsoCheck non-invasive cell sampling device and DNA biomarker test. The New York-based company said that the EsoCheck device has been shown to effectively and accurately detect Barrett’s Esophagus, which is a precursor to the most common and lethal forms of esophageal cancer caused by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The EsoCheck test is composed of a pill-sized capsule with a small inflatable balloon attached to a thin catheter. The patient swallows the capsule, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pavmed Source Type: news

Woman battling cervical cancer claims she was fobbed off by doctors because she was young
Tracey Burke, 30, from Dundee, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015 and is now seeking £90,000 private treatment in Germany because none of the NHS treatments worked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer warning - why you should never ignore constipation
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding, back pain, and passing more stools than usual. But, you should never ignore constipation pain, as it could be a sign of a tumour. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Evidence That HPV Vaccines Protect Against Cervical Precancer
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and young women, according to a review published online May 9 in the Cochrane Library. Marc Arbyn, M.D., from the Belgian Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Director Resigns as Irish Cervical Screening Scandal Escalates Director Resigns as Irish Cervical Screening Scandal Escalates
The cervical cancer screening debacle in Ireland, which involves US pathology labs, continues to escalate and has led to the resignation of a Health Service Executive chief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stunned scientists find BLUEBERRIES are better at destroying cancer cells than conventional radiation therapy alone
(Natural News) Cervical cancer strikes close to 13,000 women each year, claiming over 4,200 lives. Traditional treatment options include surgery to remove the affected tissue, radiation therapy using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs to destroy the affected cells (although healthy cells are killed too), or a combination thereof. However, these treatments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Residents Sue Remediation Company For Falsifying Soil Samples From Superfund Site
SAN FRANCISCO - One hundred forty-nine residents who live near a Superfund site in San Francisco sued an environmental remediation company in California state court May 1, claiming that the company falsified soil samples during its alleged cleanup of the property and that its failure to fully complete the work it was paid $1.1 billion to do has led to higher rates of breast and cervical cancer and asthma (Bayview Hunters Point Residents, et al. v. Tetra Tech Inc., et al., No. CGC-18-566188, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Survival With Cervical Cancer Similar After Trachelectomy, Hysterectomy Survival With Cervical Cancer Similar After Trachelectomy, Hysterectomy
Trachelectomy to preserve fertility is being performed in a growing number of cervical cancer patients, especially those younger than 30, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ireland's leader apologizes for cervical cancer scandal
Ireland's prime minister has apologized and pledged an investigation into the controversy over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Minister wants accountability on cervical cancer scandal
It has emerged that at least 208 women diagnosed with cancer should have received earlier intervention. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish Health Service director resigns amid cancer screening scandal
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The director general of Ireland's Health Service Executive has resigned in the midst of a controversy over a national cervical cancer screening program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HPV jab safe and effective, study finds
Trials show the vaccine is low risk and protects girls and young women against a virus linked to cervical cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Media coverage of new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
New evidencepublished today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage.  " HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms " on CNN" HPV jab safe and effective, studies finds "on BBC Health" Major review backs cervica cancer shots, especially for teens " on Business Insider" Does H...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Major review backs cervical cancer shots, especially for teens
(Reuters) - Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, particularly in those vaccinated between age 15 and 26, according to a large international evidence review. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms
The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major study confirms HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer
The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls),...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer?
(Wiley) New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

' DES Daughters' With Rare Cancer Continue to Face Higher Death Rates'DES Daughters' With Rare Cancer Continue to Face Higher Death Rates
Women who were exposed to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero, and who subsequently developed a rare type of vaginal and cervical cancer, continue to face a higher rate of death between the ages of 35 and 65, according to report May 2 online in the New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Politicians Criticized for Holding Syringes to Vaccinate Girls, Defended
[Citizen] Dodoma -Minister for health Ummy Mwalimu has defended two politicians, whose photos showing them injecting cervical cancer vaccines to girls went viral, just a day after she condemned them through social media platforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mortality Risk Persists for Cancer Tied to Prenatal DES Exposure
THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 -- Diethylstilbestrol (DES)-related clear-cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix is associated with increased risk of death, even in older women, according to a letter to the editor published in the May 3 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'DES daughters' with rare cancer continue to face higher death rates
(Reuters Health) - Women who were exposed to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero, and who subsequently developed a rare type of vaginal and cervical cancer, continue to face a higher rate of death between the ages of 35 and 65, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Harms of Banned Pregnancy Drug, DES, Linger for Decades in Daughters
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Women who were exposed to synthetic estrogen (DES) in the womb and developed a rare form of cancer of the vagina and cervix continue to face an increased risk of death, a new study shows. DES was once commonly given to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news