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Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

...his colleagues hope to develop a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) that could be used in the developing world. ...eveloped their vaccine prototype using canine oral papillomavirus (COPV), which behaves similarly to HPV. Research by other scientists showed that a vaccine consistin...

Survey reveals women and doctors aren't talking about HPV

...em about cervical cancer and its cause - the human papillomavirus (HPV) - according to a new survey released by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). HPV is extremely common, affecting an estimated 80 percent of sexually active adults in their lifetime, in some cases staying dormant until yea...

U of T researchers map role of Epstein-Barr virus in cancer

...s known to be able to cause cancer, like the human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer for example, have been shown to work through this p53 protein, but up until now, no one's ever found any regulation of p53 that's associated with the Epstein-Barr virus. That was surprising because all other viruses that s...

Study: Harmless virus kills some cancers

...ing the normal process of DNA duplication of human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is known to lead to cervical cancer. A second way AAV2 suppresses cancer is linked to its ability to slow cell-cycle progression by decreasing cancer cell proliferation rates and causing growth arrest. In this study, the team first used H...

Mass production of human papillomavirus could lead to gains against cervical cancer

...ique that enables scientists to mass-produce human papillomavirus (HPV) in the laboratory. HPV, which exists in mor...oteins," he said. "However, in its earliest stage, papillomavirus does not express those proteins, making the virus invisible to that immune response. "A sufficientl...

Updated data on novel HPV vaccine confirms efficacy in large population

...on-invasive cervical cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18. Of the 8,460 women who did not receive the vaccine, 53 such cases were diagnosed. In the larger population analysis, which included women who may have become infected with HPV during the vaccination period or who may have v...

Parents need to be educated about HPV vaccinations for daughters

... progress in developing vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV) had reached a stage where they were soon to be submitted for licensing. But he warned that it was important there were programmes of education for women and men, particularly parents, about HPV and cervical cancer. Professor Kitchener, of the ...

HPV subtype associated with squamous cell skin cancers

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types called beta HPVs may be associated with an increased risk of developing a major type of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a new study in the March 15 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ...

Temple University Hospital investigates treatment for cervical dysplasia

...common sexually transmitted disease known as human papillomavirus (HPV), the immune system can not prevent certain high-risk strains of the virus from causing cervical dysplasia, a common precursor to cervical cancer. "The expected widespread availability of two preventive vaccines may lower the incidence of HPV in...

New test for most virulent HPV strains under study

A test for the two strains of human papillomavirus responsible for most cervical cancers is under study. The molecular assay uses a cervical scraping, like that for a liquid-based Pap smear, to test for HPV types 16 and 18, responsible for 70 percent of cervical cancers, says Dr. Daron G. Ferris, f...

Cancer vaccines -- Taking a jab at cancer by stimulating the immune system

... Ongoing evaluation of a phase II trial of a human papillomavirus vaccine, developed to prevent cervical cancer, shows that the vaccine continues to protect against HPV types 16 and 18 at five and a half years into the study, according to researchers from the University of Louisville. Their findings also show that ...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

...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 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women ...

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 underg...

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