How Our Sex Habits May Affect Our HPV and Cancer Risk
Certain sex practices, at certain ages, increased the risk of throat cancers related to human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Throat Cancer (Journal) Source Type: news

Oral sex frequency, number of partners linked to HPV-related cancer risk in study
Having more than 10 oral sex partners over a lifetime quadruples a person's risk for human papillomavirus-related mouth and throat cancer, a study published Monday by the journal Cancer found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners
Engaging in oral sex at a younger age and having more partners in a shorter period were associated with higher risks of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Timing, Intensity of Oral Sex Are Risk Factors for HPV-OPC
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- In addition to number of oral sex partners, timing and intensity of oral sex are independent risk factors for human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer (HPV-OPC), according to a study published online Jan. 11 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing and intensity of oral sex may affect risk of oropharyngeal cancer
(Wiley) Human papillomavirus (HPV) can infect the mouth and throat to cause cancers of the oropharynx. A new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, has found that having more than 10 prior oral sex partners was associated with a 4.3-times greater likelihood of having HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We All Deserve Protection From Covid-19
Credit: United NationsBy Adaora OkoliNEW ORLEANS, US, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) When I contracted Ebola virus disease in August 2014 while working as a medical doctor in a well-known private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, I was denied access to a potential cure. For 15 days, I battled for my life in a debilitated isolation ward, not knowing if I would survive. But American aid workers who contracted Ebola were administered Zmapp, a monoclonal antibody treatment, which reduces the relative risk of death from Ebola by 40% as well as shorten the duration of stay in the Ebola treatment units. They survived. We were told that Zmapp was e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adaora Okoli Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Increasing HPV vaccine uptake in adolescents
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) More than 90 percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers could be prevented by widespread uptake of the HPV vaccine. Yet, vaccine use in the United States falls short of public health goals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Southwest Virginia residents leading region's cancer prevention efforts
(University of Virginia Health System) More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their areas of focus are helping residents quit tobacco use, screenings for lung and colorectal cancer, along with efforts to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Yet to Embrace Hpv Vaccination
[Monitor] he magic bullet to stop the infamous cervical cancer rise, according to experts lies in Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Countries have since launched several vaccination campaigns as recommended by different world health bodies and specific organisations in the cancer battle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Interventions to Increase HPV Vaccine Coverage Cost-Effective
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- Three interventions for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage are cost-effective, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in Pediatrics. Jennifer C. Spencer, Ph.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination
The human papillomavirus (HPV) disproportionately affects people of color and Black gay men, yet many within these communities do not receive the HPV vaccine, most notably college-aged women of color.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Researchers Receive $5 Million NIH Grant to Study HIV and HPV Cancers in Africa
November 13, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—A team of scientists fromAlbert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research center to investigate HIV- and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in Africa. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers receive $5 million NIH grant to study HIV and HPV cancers in Africa
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) A team of scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research center to investigate HIV- and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Generally Well Tolerated in Males
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are safe and well tolerated in males, with few reports of adverse events, according to a study published online Nov. 3 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Giulia Bonaldo,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Remains Below Healthy People Goals HPV Vaccination Remains Below Healthy People Goals
Rates of human papillomavirus vaccination increased for both boys and girls in the United States over the past decade but remain below target levels and vary widely among states.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Quality Improvement Coaching for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage: A Process Evaluation in 3 States, 2018-2019
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities
(University of California - Riverside) A postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered Human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination mandates fall short of ensuring both higher levels of uptake and equal uptake of the vaccine across socioeconomic and racial-ethnic groups. The findings could help facilitate equal access to and compliance with uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, once they are available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Tied to Decrease in Invasive Cervical Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of girls and women aged 10 to 30 years is associated with a reduced risk for invasive cervical cancer, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 -- Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds. Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Cross-Sectional Survey to Evaluate Potential for Partnering With School Nurses to Promote Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Is HPV Human Papilloma Virus an STD
Is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) an STD? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations - United States, 2013-2017
This report describes incidence of human papillomavirus--associated cancers in American Indian and Alaska Native populations in the United States during 2013-2017. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: American Indian - Alaska Native Health Cancer HPV Infection (Human Papillomavirus) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Media News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among 15-Year-Olds
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- From 2011 to 2017, there was an increase in the proportion of U.S. 15-year-olds with at least one-dose or two-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rises Among U.S. Kids, But Many Still Unprotected
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- More U.S. kids are getting a recommended vaccine that protects against several cancers -- but there is still much room for improvement, a new study finds. At issue is the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV). Certain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Genetic and Spatial Heterogeneity in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer
Joseph Powell will discuss how heterogeneous subpopulations of HPV+ head and neck cancer cells drive unique disease states, cell-cell interactions, and microenvironment dynamics, and have... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

HPV vaccination linked to lower risk of precancerous condition
(Wiley) Vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) reduces the risk of a condition that often leads to cervical cancer, according to an analysis of Danish health registry data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Test Is Preferred Method for Cervical Cancer Screening: ACS HPV Test Is Preferred Method for Cervical Cancer Screening: ACS
New guidelines recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the preferred screening method, but cotesting and cytology alone are still acceptable options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ACS Disagrees With CDC on HPV Vaccination in Adults ACS Disagrees With CDC on HPV Vaccination in Adults
The American Cancer Society's new guidance on human papillomavirus vaccination diverges from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society now recommends cervical cancer screening start at 25, not 21
Individuals with a cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancers screening at 25 and continue through age 65, with the primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every five years as the preferred method of testing, according to a new guideline released Thursday by the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Recommends HPV Test
The new guideline calls for an initial cervix screening at age 25, followed by the human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years, continuing through age 65, the guideline says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen HPV Vaccination Rates Suboptimal
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Lack of parental intent to initiate and complete the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series for adolescents is a major public health concern, according to a study published online July 21 in The Lancet Public... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV Shots: Safe and Effective, But Many Parents Still Hesitate
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- More than a decade of research has shown that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against a host of cancers, yet a new study finds that only half of American teens complete the multiple-shot regimen. Why?... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

BD receives FDA Approval for HPV Test with Extended Genotyping Capabilities
BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay is the only FDA-approved HPV assay to individually identify and report genotypes beyond 16, 18 and 45 FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 22, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX... Diagnostics, Oncology, FDA BD , Onclarity, HPV Assay, human papillomavirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pap/HPV Cotesting Better for Cervical Cancer Screening in Over 30s
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- Liquid-based cytology (LBC) and human papillomavirus (HPV) cotesting enhances screening for cervical cancer (CxCa) and precancer among women aged 30 years and older, according to a study published online July 8 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists find firm link between prostate cancer and HPV for the first time 
Prostate cancer has been convincingly linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccination Guidelines
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- The American Cancer Society has updated guidelines on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, emphasizing that vaccination should be routinely offered at age 9 to 12 years; the updated recommendations were published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: 'Anti-vaxxers' gain traction against HPV vaccine on Facebook
(University of Missouri-Columbia) One of the biggest social media sites -- Facebook -- has allowed " anti-vaxxers " to gain a stronger voice against the use of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, according to a new study from a media expert at the University of Missouri. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Provides Benefit for Cervical Cancer Screening
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 -- For women undergoing human papillomavirus (HPV)-based cervical cancer screening, automated evaluation of p16/Ki-67 dual-stained (DS) slides reduces the number of colposcopies compared with current standards, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies.In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of 78% in neighboring non-policy states. In the District of Columbia, the rate was 89%, compared with 72% for nearby non-policy states. Virginia, which is in the same region as the district, was the one state with a vaccination policy that showed no ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AI dual-stain approach improved accuracy, efficiency of cervical cancer screening
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) In a new study, a computer algorithm improved the accuracy and efficiency of cervical cancer screening compared with cytology (Pap test), the current standard for follow-up of women who test positive with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening. The algorithm was developed and the study conducted by investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with researchers from several other institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Multilevel Interventions May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- Multilevel, provider-oriented interventions may improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series initiation and completion, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of Pediatrics. Rebecca B. Perkins, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multilevel interventions improve HPV vaccination rates of series initiation and completion
(Boston Medical Center) New research from Boston Medical Center shows that providing education and training to pediatric and family medicine providers about the importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, in tandem with healthcare systems changes including starting an HPV vaccination series before the age of 11, improves the overall rate of HPV vaccinations among adolescent patients. HPV vaccinations can help reduce rates of HPV-related cancers, as well as play a role in reducing race- and income-related disparities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccines That Work in U.S. Women May Miss the Target in Women From Other Countries
A research team at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center has found that the same vaccination programs that target human papillomavirus (hrHPV) strains in the United States may not be as effective in protecting other populations of women from the disease. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release cancer Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

Wording of vaccination messages influences behavior
(Washington State University) An experiment by Washington State University researchers revealed that relatively small differences in messages influenced people's attitudes about the human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine, which has been shown to help prevent cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccines that work in US women may miss the target in women from other countries
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Most cervical cancers are caused by persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV). Different vaccines are available to protect against HPV. Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have shown a very different prevalence of hrHPV in Honduras compared to the United States, and concluded that the same vaccination programs that target hrHPV strains in the U.S. may not be as effective in protecting women in other countries from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

World First: Saliva Test Detects Occult HPV Oral Cancer World First: Saliva Test Detects Occult HPV Oral Cancer
A saliva test still under development has scored a world first: it led to a finding of oral cancer after detecting rising human papillomavirus DNA levels in subsequent oral rinses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The interaction between pubertal timing and childhood maltreatment on the risk of human papillomavirus infection among adolescent girls and young women - Niu L, Hoyt LT, Salandy A, Nucci-Sack A, Shankar V, Strickler H, Burk RD, Schlecht NF, Diaz A.
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of pubertal timing, and its interaction with prior childhood maltreatment, on the risk of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) among sexually active adolescent minority female adolescents and young ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news