HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Temple University Hospital investigates treatment for cervical dysplasia

PHILADELPHIA -- Temple University Hospital's Center For Women's Health is participating in a national study to determine the safety and effectiveness of an investigational treatment for cervical dysplasia. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 500,000 women are diagnosed with high-grade cervical dysplasia each year, with roughly 10,000 cases progressing to cervical cancer.

For numerous women afflicted with the 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 infection and reduce the risk of cervical cancer," said Enrigue Hernandez, The Abraham Roth Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine. "However, for those women already infected with HPV, and those who will become infected, there are emerging non-surgical options in development."

HPV vaccines are expected to be a significant advance in women's healthcare, but they will not protect all women from cervical cancer. "Prophylactic vaccines will probably not help the more than 350,000 women in the U.S. already infected with HPV who have moderate to severe cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition," explained Hernandez.

Amolimogene is an investigational immunotherapeutic from MGI PHARMA, Inc. that is currently being evaluated in a pivotal phase 2 clinical program in multiple centers in the U.S., including Philadelphia. "This product candidate is designed to enhance the body's immune response to cervical dysplasia, and is being developed to offer patients with cervical dysplasia and healthcare providers an option to surgical intervention," explained Hernandez. "Qualified participants must be 25 or younger, with an abnormal Pap te
'"/>

Contact: Vivica Aycox
vaycox@temple.edu
215-707-7790
Temple University Health System
30-Jan-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $1 million to Temple University Hospital for neurological treatment studies
2. UPenn receives 2005 Templeton Research Lectures Grant
3. Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
4. University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
5. RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
6. University research wins royal accolade
7. New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
8. Boston University School of Medicine faculty member receives honorary degree from alma mater
9. NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting
10. Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity
11. Mid Sweden University leads development of digital color x-rays

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley office. The technique utilizes the body’s ... Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are part of only a select few ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... After years as an active staff surgeon and having served as the ... Carman transitioned to chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at what is now ... and began a second three-year term in January of 2016. , The original selection ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... In the fourth quarter ... gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, California to discuss changes ... the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with the coveted David Wright Award ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... to allow users to search for and donate to Give To Cure’s campaign ... is an app that lets users make and share payments through a smart device. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... At its annual meeting held last week, the American ... National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds former APDA Chairman, Fred Greene. , "We ... Chambers , APDA President and CEO. “Pat has tirelessly served APDA since 2001 when ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... February 5, 2016 Site Profile: ... VoicePower Ltd - The Speech Recognition People, announced their latest primary ... improve patient care, reduce turnaround times and to save the practice ... VoicePower client since 2013 Challenge: --> ,- ... --> - Six doctors ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcdvg6/global_obstetrics ) ... "Global Obstetrics Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, players ... offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcdvg6/global_obstetrics ) has ... Obstetrics Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, players and ... --> Research and Markets ( ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: ... for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, announced ... repurchase (ASR) agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC ... repurchase is part of the Company,s previously authorized program ... common stock.  --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: