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Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...ve vaccines, like those that protect against human papillomavirus or the flu, therapeutic cancer vaccines are given in the hopes of treating an existing disease. These cancer vaccines generally fall into two categories: cell-based, where vaccines are created using cells from the patients own immune system that ha...

Vaccine Ninety Percent Effective Against Cervical Cancer

...l cancer linked to two strains of the deadly human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published Thursday. HPV types 16 and 18 account for 70 percent of cervical cancer cases worldwide, which number about 500,000 per year, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). If left untreated, invasive cervical...

Vaginal Lubricants can Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk

...ts control the growth of infection caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by John Schiller at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. The problem with doing the experiments was that HPV survive only in humans, making i...

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

...sex is a risky sexual act that passes on the human papillomavirus or HPV between partners and may give cause to oral...thout it, found that those infected with the human papillomavirus were 32 times as likely to develop one form of oral cancer than those free of the virus. Patients ...

Study Shows Continued Success for New HPV Vaccine Against Virus

...rcent effective against the two types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Results of a nationwide study of the vaccine will be published in the May 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. But for the next generation of young women, a series of three shots of ...

Gardasil Effective in Preventing Vaginal, Vulvar Cancers, Study Finds

Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil is effective in preventing vaginal and vulvar tumors, according to a study to be published on Saturday in the journal Lancet, Dow Jones reports. Gardasil in clinical trials has been shown to be 100% effective in preventing infecti...

New Respiratory Virus in Children Linked to Cancer Discovered

... Though the new virus is closely related to the papillomavirus which leads to cervical cancer, Prof Nissen said that the Gardasil vaccine, which has been developed to prevent cervical cancer, could not be adapted for the polyomavirus. He said it had been linked to brain tumours in laboratory monkeys but deba...

FDA Grants Standard Review for GSK's Experimental HPV Vaccine Cervarix

...standard 10-month review of its experimental human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix, Reuters reports. A GSK spokesperson on Thursday said FDA declined to grant priority review, which could have been completed in six months. Cervarix and Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil have been shown to be 100% effective in preventi...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

...doctors reported that sexual transmission of human papillomavirus is strongly associated with throat cancer, especially in cancers arising from the tonsils and base of the tongue. In the largest long-term study of its kind, NIH and University of Michigan researchers tested the blood of 30 patients who had undergo...

Genetics Might Engineer Path to Successful Aging

...11 and 12 years old to be vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which prevents 70 percent of cervical cancers. ''I am not surprised or unhappy that there is opposition, but we must support the legislators who have the courage to do this,'' he said. ``You can never rule out the possibility of a few very r...

Cancer-virus Vaccine Targets Wrong Age Group

...r patient contracts the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Infectious disease specialists and cancer pathologists say the incubation period for HPV becoming cancer is 10 to 15 years -- meaning the average cervical cancer patient, who is 47, contracted the virus in her 30s and would not be protected...

Health Issues That Can Impact Sexual Satisfaction

...eases. For people with STDs such as HIV, the human papillomavirus (HPV), or hepatitis, sex isn’t out of the picture. In fact, Rockwell says, “people with STDs can certainly have healthy, satisfying sex lives.” Protection is a must, she says, and condoms must be used 100 percent of the time. An important caveat is...

'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands

...n be prevented with vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV), capable of ... vaccinate girls and young women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, and protect against cervical cancer. Significantly, because both viruses are trans...

Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer In Singapore

...tion against infection by two strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which accounts for 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases. Vaccinated women still have to undergo regular pap smears to detect the other 30 percent of cervical cancers are caused by another 30 strains of the virus. The vaccine should cut the...

Triumphs and Hurdles for the New HPV Vaccine

...n younger women, as a way to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. “This is the first vaccine for a cancer ever developed,” said Phyllis Greenberger, president of the Society for Women’s Health Research and chair of the Partnership to Prevent Cervical...

HPV Could Hamper Success Rates of In Vitro Fertilization

A new study has indicated that the Human papillomavirus (HPV) could upset promising outcomes associated with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Human papillomavirus is// associated with the growth of warts, spread by the environment or by mere skin-to-skin contact....

New Vaccine to Bring Dramatic Decrease in Cervical Cancer Deaths

...events the infection from two strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is responsible for about 70 percent of cases of cervical cancer. At a medical conference in Prague researchers who undertook a computer model study funded by GlaxoSmithKline predicted the impact the vaccine would have in Britain if all 1...

New Cervical Cancer Vaccine Won’t Replace Pap Test

...e FDA’s recent approval of a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV). Scientists believe certain strains of this virus cause nearly all cervical cancers. Although the vaccine promises to save lives, it won’t make Pap tests unnecessary, reports the September issue of the Harvard Health Letter. The Centers for D...

Race May Influences Cancer Risk From HPV

... woman’s risk of having cervical cancer from Human papillomavirus (HPV). // The study conducted by Fu Xi, at the University of Washington in Seattle, US, and his colleagues to find out how race may influence vulnerability to HPV revealed that a variant of the HPV from a particular geographical region would infect ...

Demand for More Widespread Use of HPV Vaccine

The new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine which is said to prevent about 75 pe...g to researchers, on Monday. Presently the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been approved for women aged 9 to 26. However Bradley Monk, , assistant professor of obst...

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