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Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. If it is caught and treated early, it is curable in most cases.// The Pap smear is the standard screening method for the disease. It is used to detect unusual, precancerous changes in cervical cells. ....Two strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are associated with an increased chance of getting the cancer, but not all women who tes...

Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer

A modified version of the smallpox vaccine is being tested against cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is associated with 95% of cervical cancer cases, but not everyone with the virus develops the cancer. Cervical cancer affects about 465,000 women worldwide each year and causes 300,000 deaths. If it is diagnosed and treated in its earliest stages there is a high survival rate. // ....D...

Virus connection to cervical injury

According to a recent study in Texas there's a firm connection between viral infection and pre-cancerous lesions on the cervix. Previous research has shown that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV)// may increase the risk of cervical cancer. ....A group of almost 8,500 women with no history of abnormal cervical cell growth were followed for ten years. They had a cervical smear at the start...

Obesity Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer

A new study shows obesity may increase the risk of certain types of cervical cancer. The study, led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, reveals obesity and body fat //distribution are associated more with adenocarcinoma than with squamous cell carcinoma. ....The study involved 124 women with adenocarcinoma, 139 with squamous cell carcinoma, and 307 women without cancer as the con...

Reducing The Risk Of Cervical Cancer

A new study shows the combination of a human papillomavirus ( HPV ) vaccination with cervical cancer screening reduces cervical cancer risk // significantly. HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers. According to a recent study it was found that , 65 percent of all cervical cancers are caused by HPV, and 9 percent are preceded by persistent infections with low-risk HPV. Screening with the Pap test...

Improving Fertility In Patients With Cervical Cancer

A new surgery for women being treated for cervical cancer may protect fertility and stave off ovarian failure say researchers.// In the procedure, surgeons removed an ovary and transplanted it into the upper arm to preserve hormonal function in women undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. ..Researchers say the new technique does not require developing a donor site with an implant over several...

Vaccine for Cervical cancer

Scientists have completed the second phase of testing of the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) varieties// associated with 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. ....277 women were given the vaccine. Patients were observed for 36 months and regularly had gynecological examination, cervicovaginal sampling for HPV DNA, pap testing and testing for serum antibodies to HPV. .. ....The...

Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab

Australian researchers have discovered a new method to test for prenatal chromosomal// abnormalities using cervical swabs. ....Testing fetus for chromosomal abnormalities are currently done through amniocentesis and other methods of screenings. In their new research, the scientists have been able to isolate single cells of the fetus from the cervical mucus of the pregnant woman with the help of a...

Two New Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines to prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of female cancer mortality worldwide, with 288,000 deaths annually. About 510,000 cases are // reported each year, 80% of them in developing countries. .... Two new vaccines are undergoing trial to prevent HPV infections, which causes cervical cancer. These vaccines must be given to girls before they are sexually active. The new vaccines are manufactur...

Cervical spinal injury patients may have more damage left undetected

Patients who come to the emergency room with cervical spinal injury may have more damage than what is detected. In a study, which is published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, say that CT imaging may be useful to detect such injuries in patients over and above the normal X-rays.// ....The study indicates that patients with a cervical spinal injury (CSI) may harbor additional spinal damage no...

Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer

Gardasil is the new cervical vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur and Merck and found to be effective in its phase III trial, the vaccine is given in three doses over 6 months which has shown 100% successful. The company is // to apply for a license this year. The vaccine protects against Human Papilloma virus infection and also genital warts, which infects both men and women. The Gardasil vacci...

Vical Biotech and NIH jointly develops HIV vaccine

A new HIV vaccine is being jointly developed by Vical Pharmaceuticals and the National Institute of Health (NIH). The new HIV vaccine was developed by the scientistis in NIH and the Federal government is using the Vical Biotechs DNA delivery technology to inserting the HIV genes//. ..Vical Inc. is a Biotechnology company based in California, which has developed an accurate DNA delivery system, l...

Two screen test and treat screening for cervical cancer

Researchers from University of Cape Town, South Africa have found effective results using Two screen and treat cervical cancer prevention programs in women with high-risk for //..cervical cancer using low resource settings exclusively for developing and under developed countries. The study results showed that the test and treat program was very much effective in considerably reducing the prevalen...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine To Be Developed In India

The Indian Government is tying up with a multinational company to bring a cost effective vaccine that is expected to combat cervical cancer. The Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss //on the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day said that the high rate of cervical cancer has been instrumental behind the initiative. ..The Indian Council of Medical Research has already started mobilizing things t...

Cervical Cancer Can Now Be Better Handled With Gene Silencing Therapy

Queensland University researchers have ventured into a new approach called ‘gene silencing’ for the treatment of cervical cancer. The technique is targeted towards turning // the cancer causing genes on and off to help cervical cancer patients. .. ..Certain genes called tumor suppressor genes are responsible for preventing the occurrence of a particular type of cancer. On the other hand, tumor-pr...

Religious groups overcome objections to cervical cancer vaccines

WASHINGTON - Conservative groups in the United States, who had voiced vociferous protests against the proposed general availability of the "morning-after" pill, are now having no such qualms about the introduction of cervical cancer vaccines.// ..These vaccines manufactured by Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline are still in the experimental stage and are years away from the market, but concerns had...

Cervical Cancer Recurrence Risk Even After Removal Of Pre-Cancerous Cells

Cancer is a dreaded word and more so when its risk looms large. Women who have had pre-cancerous cells removed remain at higher than average risk of developing cervical cancer in the 20 years following treatment, says research in this week’s BMJ.// ..Cervical cancer is one of the major causes of death from cancer for women worldwide. But in countries with organised screening programmes for cervic...

HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer

Drug Pharmaceutical Company Sanofi Pasteur MSD has produced a new vaccine Gardasil which is found to prevent cervical cancer as it is found to protect infection from two strains of Human Papilloma Virus which is responsible for causing cervical cancer. //Clinical trial of the new vaccine Gardasil is being conducted by the Pharmaceutical Company. ..Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancer...

Vaccine For Cervical Cancer Awaits Approval

Sanofi Pasteur MSD is in the process of developing a vaccine called Gardasil against cervical cancer. The regulatory approval for the new vaccine is being sought by the organization in Europe and the US.// The European Medicines Agency for Sanofi Pasteur MSD has to approve of the marketing authorization for selling the product in Europe. ....Gardasil is reported to have a decided advantage over G...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Twice As Effective Before Onset Of Sexual Activity

The cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, appears to work best in young girls aged 10 to 14, according to its manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). ..The vaccine targets the human papilloma virus, which has // been implicated in cervical cancer. And although it works pretty well in the 15-25 age group as well, the immune response in young girls was twice as high as that found in this group. This appea...

Merck, ICMR to conduct joint trials on cervical cancer vaccine

Merck & Co, known as MSD India, has entered into a collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct studies on the former's investigational cervical cancer drug, Gardasil.// ..This is the first public-private partnership in vaccine development in India. Under the agreement, clinical trials will be conducted for a human pappiloma virus (HPV) vaccine that causes cervical...

Economic and Ethical disparities hinder cervical cancer screening

Professor Geetanjali Dabral Datta and her research team from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston has found social disparities occur in cervical cancer screening for women.// Cervical cancer can be detected early by Pap smear test, which proves to be a very useful and sensitive test for early detection of cervical cancer and early cervical cancer is easily curable compared to late stage cancer...

Conventional pap smears techniques to detect cervical cancer are here to stay

A new technique thought to replace the conventional Pap smear was proved that it was not more reliable. ..This new technique, which made use of the liquid-based// cytology (LBC), was introduced across Scotland. ..But researchers yesterday proved that this new technique is not more reliable than the older one. ..The Scottish Executive of the health department assured that he would probe inside t...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Show Promise In Prevention

We might soon have a vaccine to combat a disease (cervical cancer) that has been haunting the world. The pharmaceutical giant Merck had submitted details of a cervical cancer vaccine, // shown to offer protection against 70% of the known types of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ....Another vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline woun...

Cervical cancer screening to be increased in Arkansas

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer next to breast cancer in women and is the main cause of morbidity and mortality. Early recognisation of cervical cancer would help in early treatment //and help in cure and reducing mortality due to cervical cancer. A cytologic screening test known as Pap smear test is used to detect early diagnosis of cervical cancer in its preinvasive state and c...

Men Might Get Their Share of Cervical Cancer Vaccine As Well

The first ever-cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil is expected to be launched in New Zealand soon, targeting females between 9 and 24 years of age. // Soon, men might also be given cervical cancer vaccines to prevent them from infecting their sexual partners and to protect themselves against several diseases. ....The vaccine is currently under experimental phase, for demonstration of cervical can...

New Cervical Cancer Vaccine to Be Launched By Glaxo Smithkline

Cervarix, a cervical cancer vaccine produced by Glaxo Smithkline (Britain's biggest drug manufacturer) is being registered for approval// by the European regulatory authority. If approved, the vaccine would be marketed for commercial use, by the end of next year. ....Gardasil, a similar vaccine produced by the US pharmaceuticals giant Merck has already been registered for use in the US. It has...

New Device Developed For Treating Cervical Spondylitis

A neurosurgeon here claims to have developed a device to facilitate keyhole surgery for cervical spondylitis and disk prolapse, in what is being regarded as a breakthrough in spinal treatment. // ..Ravi Dev, a young associate professor in the department of neurosurgery at King George's Medical University (KGMU), has developed a unique vertebral drill that he says will save patients from the com...

HPV Vaccine Effective Against Cervical Cancer

Two new vaccines, each developed by Merck and Smith Glaxo Kline has found to be effective in preventing cervical cancer and other// cancers caused by the human papilloma viruses (HPVs). ..Researchers suggested that HPV vaccination were well tolerable and showed reduced infection in about 90% of the subjects. ..In the past 20 years, advances in cellular, molecular and immunologic technologies h...

Smoking Increases The Risk Of Cervical Cancer In Women

A new study published in the issue of International Journal of Cancer has stated that cigarette smoking may increase the risk of cervical cancer in women//. ....According to foodconsumer.org, the study, by Researchers with the International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer, found that current smokers were 60 percent more likely to have cervical cancer than those who ne...

Early Detection of Cervical Cancer Leads To Complete Cure

In Thailand the National Health Security Office (NHSO) has found that women aged above 35 are at an increased risk of getting cervical cancer. Hence they should annually undergo a Pap smear test for early detection of the disease.// This can save many lives as it is the most common type of cancer among women. ..The agency, which supervises the government's 30-baht medical care scheme, has provid...

Cervical Procedures Increase Risk Of Pregnancy Complications

Various techniques that are routinely employed to remove abnormal cells in the cervix could increase the risk of pregnancy complications//, reveals a new study conducted by researchers at Royal Preston Hospital. This however does not hold good for laser ablation, highlights the study published in the Lancet. ..Researchers have further added that women who need such treatments need not panic, as...

Campaign to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

The Women In Government organization has undertaken a campaign to eliminate cervical cancer. This challenge was highlighted at the sixth International Multidisciplinary Congress// of the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (EUROGIN) held in Paris, France this week. The event featured prominent researchers and officials and advocates of public health from around the w...

Cure For Cervical Cancer Found

Cervical cancer is the second most deadly cancer among women. Statistics reveals that about 290,000 women die worldwide each year as a result of cervical cancer. Hence researchers were keen on finding a cure// or methods to prevent cervical cancer. This paved way to the development of a vaccine with the potential to cut down worldwide deaths occurring as a result of cervical cancer. ..It is mai...

Study To Look Into Psychological And Emotional Effects Of Cervical Cancer

Researchers at the University of Surrey in Guildford are planning to study the effect of cervical cancer on the relationship between men and women//. This study is being touted as the biggest study into the psychological and emotional effects of the cancer on UK population. ....The study will be instituted for duration of five years and will examine the impact of cervical cancer on the emotional...

Vaccine To Protect Against Cervical Cancer Approved

For the first time women will have a vaccine to protect themselves from cervical cancer as the United States has approved the sale of 'Gardasil' produced by American pharmaceutical giant Merck. // ....The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the vaccine, Gardasil, for use in girls and women ages 9 to 26 under its priority review process which allows an early release of products w...

Funding for Machine Delays Cervical Cancer Treatment

With Central North Island district health boards' (DHB) long running disagreement over the funding of the brachytherapy machine in Wellington //, cervical cancer patients here are forced to travel to Christchurch for specialist treatment. ..The machine was to be used in the treatment of cervical and other gynecological cancers and was proposed to be ready by the following month. However it has...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Ready for Australian Women

Pharmaceutical giant CSL have reported that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the cervical cancer vaccine for use by Australian women from September. // ..Early June had seen the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve the use of the vaccine, Gardasil, in the United States for girls and women aged from nine to 26. ..The TGAs approval was confirmed by CSL....

Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer Seen Among Women Infected with Multiple HPV Types

The risk for developing the tissue abnormalities, or lesions, that typically precede cervical cancer is much higher for women infected with multiple genotypes// of the human papillomavirus (HPV) than previously reported, according to a study published in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. ....Although doctors have known that the cervical tissue at the opening to the...

Common Chemical From Seaweed Could Help In The Fight Against Cervical Cancer Virus-HPV

Researchers claim that a common chemical used to thicken everything from baby food to sexual lubricants may help fight the virus that causes cervical cancer// and genital warts. ....Researchers found the thickener, carrageenan, prevented human papilloma viruses (HPV) from attaching to cells in laboratory tests. Certain strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. ....In the study...
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