Direct-Mail Self-Sampling Increases Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening
THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2023 -- For individuals who are due or overdue for cervical cancer screening, direct-mail human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling increases screening uptake, according to a study published in the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 30, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This Doctor Helps Himalayan Women Ward off Cervical Cancer
Nordan Otzer during a cancer awareness event in a village in Ladakh, India. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPSBy Athar ParvaizLADAKH, INDIA, Nov 29 2023 (IPS) While working as a doctor in the initial months of his medical career in southern India, a telephone call from his home in the Ladakh Himalayas convinced Nordan Otzer to involve himself with cervical cancer awareness. “While I was working in a hospital in rural Tamil Nadu (in 2007), one day I received a distressing call from my family informing me that my mother’s health had deteriorated and she urgently needed my presence back home,” says Otzer, an ENT surgeon who ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 29, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Athar Parvaiz Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations Women's Health India IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Mailing HPV Self-Sampling Kits to Patients Boosted Cervical Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Mailing patients a human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling kit increased cervical cancer screening for those due and overdue for screening, the randomized STEP trial showed. Among patients who were due for screening at randomization... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 28, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Extra Messages About HPV Shots Boost Vaccination Rates Extra Messages About HPV Shots Boost Vaccination Rates
Children whose parents received a reminder notification that their child was due for vaccination against human papillomavirus were 56% more likely to get the potentially lifesaving shot.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

USPSTF-recommended screening leads to less cancer burden
Increasing use of recommended screening strategies could reduce the U.S. cancer burden, according to research published November 22 in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Amy Knudsen, PhD, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found an increase of 10 percentage points in the uptake of lung, colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening at their respective starting ages as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) led to decreased cancer deaths. It highlighted that this could help the U.S. achieve the Cancer Moonshot initiative’s goals. “Achieving these reductions is predicated on ensuri...
Source: Headlines - November 22, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Womens Imaging Breast Imaging Source Type: news

Nudging Parents Plus Auditing Providers Increased HPV Vaccine Uptake in Tweens
(MedPage Today) -- Reminding parents of tweens who were due for a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased uptake, especially when combined with auditing healthcare professionals after appointments, a cluster randomized trial showed. Among... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 20, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has changed strains in circulation ‘impacting screening plans’
Vaccination against HPV appears to have changed the mix of human papillomavirus strains in circulation, say researchers who have spotted the ‘strain replacement’ for the first time. An analysis of data from 60,000 young women in Finland who took part in a trial of the HPV vaccine where different cities adopted different approaches also found... Read moreThe post HPV vaccine has changed strains in circulation ‘impacting screening plans’ appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 20, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Megan Ford Tags: Clinical Latest news Vaccinations and infections Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers demonstrate nearly 20% boost in adolescent HPV vaccination rates using comprehensive strategy
Mayo Clinic researchers demonstrated a nearly 20% increase in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among adolescents through a combination intervention approach, a new Mayo Clinic study finds. The strategy involved mailing reminders to parents about their child's eligibility for the HPV vaccine and simultaneously giving healthcare providers feedback about successful HPV vaccine administration among the patients they had recently seen. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, suggest healthcare practices could adopt this evidence-based approach to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 20, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

DWI-MRI improves treatment response prediction for cervical cancer
Thursday, November 30 | 3:10 p.m.-3:20 p.m. | R1-SSRO04-6 | Room S502In this presentation, researchers will demonstrate how diffusion-weighted imaging MRI (DWI-MRI) may enhance chemoradiotherapy response prediction of early treatment timepoints for cervical cancer.In her talk, Megan Jacobsen, PhD, from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will talk about her team’s research, which found that apparent diffusion coefficient data from DWI-MRI showed slightly less restricted diffusion during the first two weeks of chemoradiotherapy in women with favorable human papillomavirus (HPV) circulating tumor DNA response,...
Source: Headlines - November 16, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: 2023 MRI Preview Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action: For the first time in history, a cancer can be ...
On November 17, 2023, the world will mark three years of the global collaboration with survivors, leaders, and advocates towards the elimination of cervical cancer. This provides an opportunity to celebrate the global commitment and review progress on the pathway to elimination, aiming for a threshold of fewer than 4 women per 100 000 women-years. This has catalyzed a social movement and sparked an annual tradition, bringing communities across the world together for a “Day of Action for Cervical Cancer Elimination”. Cervical cancer is a worldwide health concern. Cervical cancer claims the lives of 300,000 women worldw...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 15, 2023 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cervical Cancer Vaccine - a Welcome Development
[Daily Trust] In the largest single round of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Africa, Nigeria on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, introduced the vaccine into its routine immunization system, aiming to reach 7.7 million girls to stem the menace of cervical cancer among women. Mostly caused by the HPV, parents can avoid the physical and financial pains of the disease by protecting their young girls with a single dose of the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Noncommunicable Diseases Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Begins Mass Hpv Vaccinations to Fight Cervical Cancer
[Ghanaian Times] Nigeria has begun a mass vaccination campaign against human papillomavirus (HPV) in a bid to drastically reduce cervical cancer rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: What to Know About HPV Vaccine
[Daily Trust] Today the federal government will be introducing the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into the country's immunization programme for girls between ages 9 and 14 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Most women are in the dark over cervical screening and the vital testing that goes with it, charity warns
Under NHS screening, cervical samples taken during smear tests are examined for human papillomavirus (HPV). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Confirms Better Survival for HPV-Positive Cervical Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Cervical cancer associated with detectable human papillomavirus (HPV+) RNA or DNA had significantly better outcomes, including survival, a large meta-analysis of published studies showed. Patients who tested positive for HPV... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 27, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news