Navigation Links
Clinical trial shows first evidence that anal cancer is preventable
Date:10/26/2011

A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the Oct. 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

Though anal cancer is less common than other forms of the disease in the United States, the number of cases has increased in recent years, and is particularly common among men who have sex with men and HIV-infected individuals.

Anal cancer is caused by infection with human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually-transmitted pathogen in the United States. The virus also causes cervical cancer in women, and the vaccine is already approved and routinely recommended to prevent this condition. The new clinical trial suggests that the same vaccine would also protect men, and likely women, against anal cancer.

In the 1990's, UCSF established the Anal Neoplasia Clinic at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the world's first clinic devoted to promoting research, awareness, screening and prevention of anal cancer. UCSF professor Joel Palefsky, MD, FRCPC, who founded and directs the clinic, led the clinical trial, and has recently founded a new professional society devoted to the study of the disease.

"Almost six thousand people every year in this country are diagnosed with anal cancer, and more than 700 people die from the disease," said Palefsky. "What this trial showed is that those cancers and deaths could be prevented."

The trial involved a group of 602 men who have sex with men from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Spain and the United States all of whom had at least one, but no more than five, sexual encounters and who were between the ages of 16-26 years. All were randomized into groups that either received a placebo or a three-shot injection of the vaccine Gardasil, which protects against HPV 16 and 18, the m
'/>"/>

Contact: Joel Palefsky
jason.bardi@ucsf.edu
415-502-4608
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. UCSF-Pfizer partnership yields projects aimed at clinical trials
2. Timing for clinical trials for stem cell therapy in spinal cord injuries is right
3. Penn-developed online informed consent tool could boost number of patients in cancer clinical trials
4. European Journal of Heart Failure publishes new randomized controlled clinical study of RESPeRATE
5. Non-verbal clues guide doctor-patient relationships, clinical judgments, U-M study finds
6. Abiraterone acetate improves fatigue in prostate cancer patients, says international clinical trial
7. TGen-Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center launches clinical trial for drug to treat lung cancer
8. John Theurer Cancer Center among first clinical trial sites to join landmark MMRF study
9. New report on creating clinical public use microdata files
10. Whole-parasite malaria vaccine shows promise in University of Maryland School of Medicine clinical trial
11. Clinical outcomes in PCI patients given sirolimus-eluting and everolimus-eluting stents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 03, 2014 Recently, Top ... hosting companies and announced that JustHost ( http://www.justhost.com/track/seohosts ... the webmasters. , “The hosting suppliers we recommend ... their competitors on hosting features, uptime and server ... 10 Best SEO Hosting says. “We believe that ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... TCG, a leading government technology strategy and ... of the fastest-growing companies in America for the seventh year ... previously recognized in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and ... 86% from 2010 to 2013, ranking the company at position ... America - up 635 spots from 2013! More information is ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation (Cloud-MDs) ... Practice Business Operations solutions and Billing Services for the ... solutions for all industries announced today that its CEO ... of the CME in Chicago by PRICE Futures Group ... are very proud of the recognition that our CipherLoc ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Wm. Jennings ... fair and public town hall meeting for Veterans and their ... at the outreach fair to provide Veterans with valuable healthcare ... “The town hall will provide a forum where we can ... programs.” , The outreach fair will be held 4:45 p.m. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... -- Complications are rare among breast cancer patients ... indicates. However, the researchers did find that ... higher risk for certain complications than a single ... breast cancer patients who had a single (64 ... and were followed for 30 days after surgery. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TCG One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America – for the Eighth Time! 2Health News:Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation's CEO Interviewed by the Price Futures Group 2Health News:Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation's CEO Interviewed by the Price Futures Group 3Health News:Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study 2
... and $13.5 Billion in Economic ActivitySACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7 ... part of the state,s economy, generating 130,000 jobs and ... a report released today by the California ... the Taylor Feldman Group, an outside consulting firm with ...
... tied to a retinal disorder, study finds , , TUESDAY, ... drugs called glitazones are associated with an increased risk ... which features swelling and fluid accumulation in the retina. ... that includes medicines such as pioglitazone (Actos) and rosiglitazone ...
... the opinions of African American employees GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 7 ... food and facilities management services company, "allows me to be ... a woman and have a voice in the company," said ... for Health Care Services and chair of the African American ...
... ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 7 , ... Testing and Remediation Product Suite , ... scientific, technical and,medical information products and services, announced ... Software, Inc. (PDS), the provider of,Softwarefornurses.com online learning ...
... MedPredict,s Rheumatology Thought Leader Panel Creates a ... MedPredict Market Research, a global provider ... has published a new report providing critical ... in the market for rheumatology therapies, including ...
... IL, April 7, 2009) Managing pain in the ICU ... team. However, new reports suggest that taking a comprehensive approach ... in the ICU and even decreasing the incidence of preventable ... CHEST , the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:California Health Plans Vital to State's Economy 2Health News:Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk 2Health News:Sodexo Named as One of the Top Three Companies for African Americans on 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Companies List 2Health News:Elsevier Acquires Professional Development Software, Inc., Provider of 'Software for Nurses' Online Learning Education 2Health News:New Report Defines Challenges for New Entrants in Key Rheumatology Markets 2Health News:'Pain in the ICU' report suggests comprehensive approach 2Health News:'Pain in the ICU' report suggests comprehensive approach 3
(Date:9/2/2014)...   Santa Clara dentist , Dr. Alan ... Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear ... the orthodontic treatment of choice for older teens and ... For a limited time, patients can try Invisalign for ... usual cost. This offer cannot be combined, and some ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Spanien, September 2, 2014 ... dem ESC-Kongress 2014 präsentierte GARFIELD-AF-Register bietet ... Behandlungsergebnisse von schlaganfallgefährdeten Patienten in der ... Die Daten der nahezu ... innovativen und unabhängigen Forschungsinitiative zur Untersuchung ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 Donald Spector , a renowned ... 8,823,512 for a Wearable Biosensor, which will issue today, ... this field.  Mr. Spector holds some of the earliest ... made today by New York College of Health Professions, ... of world-class intellectual properties.  New York College noted that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Santa Clara Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Alan Frame, is Now Offering a Special on Invisalign 2Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 2Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 3Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 4Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 5Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 6Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 7Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 8Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 9Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 10Daten aus dem globalen Register zur Behandlung von Vorhofflimmern zeigen, dass antithrombotische Wirkstoffe zur Verhinderung von Schlaganfällen nicht optimal genutzt werden 11Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector, One of the Most Prolific Living Inventors in the World 2Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector, One of the Most Prolific Living Inventors in the World 3Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector, One of the Most Prolific Living Inventors in the World 4Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector, One of the Most Prolific Living Inventors in the World 5
... CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2007 - New ... a combination of,COPAXONE(R) (glatiramer acetate injection) along ... (Gd)-enhancing lesions,of the brain by 63 percent ... (RRMS), as measured by,magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ...
... in Spinal Cord,Injury Model With ZFP TF Treatment, ... Inc. announced today the presentation of preclinical,data from ... Fourteenth Annual Conference of the American Society for ... model of spinal cord,injury (SCI), demonstrate that treatment ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Treatment with Copaxone Plus Minocycline Showed Substantial,Reduction of Disease Activity in Patients with Active,Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 2Treatment with Copaxone Plus Minocycline Showed Substantial,Reduction of Disease Activity in Patients with Active,Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 3Treatment with Copaxone Plus Minocycline Showed Substantial,Reduction of Disease Activity in Patients with Active,Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 4Treatment with Copaxone Plus Minocycline Showed Substantial,Reduction of Disease Activity in Patients with Active,Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 5Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of ZFP Therapeutic Data,From Nerve Regeneration Program at American Society for Neural,Therapy and Repair Meeting 2Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of ZFP Therapeutic Data,From Nerve Regeneration Program at American Society for Neural,Therapy and Repair Meeting 3Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of ZFP Therapeutic Data,From Nerve Regeneration Program at American Society for Neural,Therapy and Repair Meeting 4
Female Compression VEST w/sleeves...
Male Support Brief...
Ideal for lower abdominal procedures. Comes with a left side separating zipper....
Arm Compression Garment...
Medicine Products: