Navigation Links
Study shows Hera Therapeutics compound combats HPV types that cause most cervical cancer
Date:8/22/2014

La Jolla, CA Research presented at the 29th Annual International Papillomavirus Conference shows that a therapy being developed by Hera Therapeutics Inc. combats three types of human papillomavirus, including the two that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer.

When tested in several cultured human cell models, HTI-1968 blocked the replication of HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according to Louise T. Chow, Ph.D. and Thomas Broker, Ph.D., who presented the findings at the Seattle conference. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the National Institutes of Health funded Chow's work at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

"HTI-1968 is potent and selective, inhibiting the growth of these high-risk HPV types. Dr. Chow's findings, though early stage, offer hope to millions of women infected by one of these high-risk HPV types, including two that are responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases," said Hera Therapeutics CEO Karl Hostetler, M.D.. Currently surgery is the only therapy available to women who have persistent infection with these types of HPV and show signs of abnormal cells.

Hera Therapeutics is developing a topical, non-surgical approach to treat HPV, which could alter the standard of care while preserving structural integrity of the cervix.

Approximately 96 million people worldwide, men and women, are infected with HPV-16 or HPV-18, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Almost 4,000 women in the U.S. die from invasive cervical cancer each year, according to the CDC.

While cervical cancer vaccines prevent infection from the disease, they are not approved by the FDA for marketing to people over 26-years-old and have not demonstrated efficacy in people already infected with the HPV virus.


'/>"/>
Contact: Terri Somers, Somers Media
terri@somersmedia.com
619-991-2369
Somers Media
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA
2. Lyme disease risk is year-round in Northwest California, according to new study
3. Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes
4. Study of African dust transport to South America reveals air quality impacts
5. Fish study links brain size to parental duties
6. Climate change will threaten fish by drying out Southwest US streams, study predicts
7. Oregon team to study impacts of climate change on pesky forest insect
8. Study: Worlds primary forests on the brink
9. IU study examines how genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse
10. Scientists study talking turtles in Brazilian Amazon
11. NSAIDs benefit overweight breast cancer patients, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... their offering. ... tracking market to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the ... 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with ... its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 5, 2017 Today ... announcing that the server component of the HYPR platform ... for providing the end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric ... HYPR has already secured over 15 million users ... including manufacturers of connected home product suites and physical ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... , March 30, 2017 The research team ... for three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint ... new realm of speed and accuracy for use in identification, crime ... affordable cost. ... A ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 17, 2017 , ... ... compliance and commercialization, has just released version 9.0 of the Cognition Cockpit platform. ... version of Cockpit,” says David Cronin, CEO of Cognition. “We’re thrilled to finally ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 17, 2017 , ... HOLLOWAY AMERICA, a leading ... and dairy, munitions, and pharmaceutical/biotech, recently introduced The Revolution Lift™, a new precision-controlled ... improvement in technology comes on the heels of HOLLOWAY’s release of the intelliVessel™, ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 17, 2017 , ... Many complicated ... likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, while men are at greater risk for Parkinson’s ... neuronal bias is the aim of a research program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... May 16, 2017 , ... ... R&D, today announced its global Genedata Screener User Group Meetings, which ... Screener users the opportunity to share best practices in screening data analysis and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: