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High HPV concentrations combined with smoking significantly raise risks of cervical cancer

... Anthony Gunnell, a medical biostatistician and epidemiologist and colleagues at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm reviewed the medical exams of women with non-invasive cervical cancer in situ (the most common type) and cancer-free women in one of the largest studies to date to examine the relationships between smoking...

What does the public really know about HPV?

BOSTON -- Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States, and certain "high risk" types have been shown to cause cervical cancer. Despite recent advances in the detection and prevention of HPV, the link between the virus and cervical cancer is not well known to the public. In June 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the f...

Handling HPV vaccines and screening: The views of 100 authors

... With the arrival of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and the progressive introduction of HPV-based screening technology, the field of cervical cancer prevention is expanding into new areas...

Persistence of HPV infection depends on a patient's race

... ... Long Fu Xi, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues...

Researchers discover inhibitor of infection by HPV

Researchers have discovered a potent inhibitor of the human papilloma viruses (HPV), particularly those types that cause cervical cancer and genital warts, according to a study published in PLoS Pathogens. The inhibitor is found in commercially available products, including sexual lubricants and baby food....... In laboratory tests, carrageenan, a compound derived from red algae, prevented HPV...

Higher risk for cervical cancer seen among women infected with multiple HPV types

PHILADELPHIA 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 open...

HPV testing finds precancerous lesions at a higher rate than conventional pap smears

Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing was more sensitive than traditional Pap smears at detecting precancerous lesions of the cervix, a study in the June 7 issue of the reports. A new, liquid-based form of the Pap test marginally improved sensitivity but also produced more false positives....... Previous studies have shown that searching for a precancerous cervical lesion called cervical intraepit...

HPV Vaccine: What's next

Merck & Co. celebrated victory when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel made a unanimous recommendation to the FDA to approve the first-ever vaccine to protect against women's cancer. Gardisil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus types 6, 11, 16, 18, recombinant vaccine), a vaccine developed by Merck and tested by UAB investigators, is designed to protect against human papillomavir...

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 In addition, the presence of antibodies to multiple types of HPV was associated with the highest risk of SCC, but the association had limited statistical p...

HPV testing a cost-effective strategy for women with equivocal cervical screening results

A new study has found that using human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing to determine who should receive a cervical examination called colposcopy is a cost-effective management strategy for women with equivocal Pap test results known as ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance). The study appears in the January 18 issue of the ...... About 5% of all Pap tests result in a diagno...

Updated data on novel HPV vaccine confirms efficacy in large population

Baltimore, MD (October 31, 2005) Updated data from a study on a promising new vaccine against a pre-cancerous cervical virus shows superior efficacy in preventing cervical pre-cancers and non-invasive cervical cancer, according to a study presented today during the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore. ... ...Final r...
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