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Most American adults do not know that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers
More than 70% of US adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health and published in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics. (2019-09-16)
Papillomaviruses may be able to be spread by blood
Researchers found that rabbit and mouse papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts, raising the possibility that human papillomavirus (HPV) may also be transferable by blood in humans. (2019-09-11)
Estimate of the national burden of HPV-positive oropharyngeal head and neck cancers
Investigators from the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DFBWCC) have conducted the largest study to date on the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) in the U.S., finding that 75 percent of oropharynx cancers are related to HPV and the U.S. incidence of HPV-related throat cancer is 4.6 per 100,000 people, peaking in those aged 60-64. (2019-08-28)
Religion associated with HPV vaccination rate for college women
A survey of female college students finds 25% had not been vaccinated for HPV and religion may be a contributing factor. (2019-08-19)
Stress in cervical cancer patients associated with higher risk of cancer-specific mortality
Psychological stress was associated with a higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in women diagnosed with cervical cancer. (2019-08-01)
One dose of HPV vaccine may be enough, Australian research finds
One dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has comparable effectiveness to 2 or 3 doses for preventing cervical pre-cancer, according to a new study. (2019-07-24)
Secondary students' sexual health survey
Sexually active Australian secondary students tend to engage in responsible sexual behaviour but there is still room to improve knowledge and education for this group, according to a nationwide survey conducted by La Trobe University. (2019-06-10)
Greater emphasis is needed on joint role of condoms and vaccines to prevent HPV
Public health efforts must emphasize condom use and vaccination together to reduce human papillomavirus (HPV) cases among young sexually active gay men, according to researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health published today in the journal Vaccine. (2019-05-30)
Women in developing countries need radiotherapy and vaccines for cervical cancer
Millions of women in low- and middle-income countries will need life-saving radiotherapy to treat their cervical cancer, despite the growth of essential human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination prevention programs. (2019-05-28)
DNA test is an effective cervical cancer screening tool for women in low-income countries
Dartmouth researchers have introduced an inexpensive DNA-based test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, in Honduras. (2019-05-03)
Could mouth rinse to detect HPV DNA be associated with predicting risk of head/neck cancer recurrence, death?
Researchers examined if a mouth rinse to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA might be associated with helping to predict risk of recurrence of head and neck squamous cell cancer and death. (2019-05-02)
Urine test could prevent cervical cancer
Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists. (2019-04-29)
HPV vaccine coverage is far behind other infant vaccines in many US states
Trends in HPV vaccine uptake in children in the US. (2019-04-27)
Cervical cancer subtype rising in some sub-populations
A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination (2019-04-17)
HPV infection high in minority men who have sex with men despite available vaccine
The rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is high among young minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men despite the availability of a vaccine that can prevent the infection, a Rutgers School of Public Health study found. (2019-04-03)
Adults at high risk for HIV infection have low rates of vaccination against HPV
Adults who are at high risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, were less likely than the general population to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause anal and cervical cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, held in Atlanta March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
'Virtual focus groups' uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. (2019-03-13)
Two types of HPV linked to cervical cancer have declined since the advent of the HPV vaccine
An analysis of cervical precancers over a period of seven years showed that two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that have been targeted by vaccination since 2006 have declined, accounting for a smaller proportion of cervical disease. (2019-02-21)
Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. (2019-02-19)
New study shows HPV not likely transmittable through the hand
Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers in men and women. (2019-02-11)
High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased CVD risk
Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors. (2019-02-07)
Japanese study finds concerning trends in cervical cancer and treatment response
Osaka University-centered research examined a large-scale Japanese data cohort for trends in cervical cancer prevalence, treatment, and survival. (2019-02-06)
World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers
A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response. (2019-01-17)
HPV vaccination rates remain critically low among younger adolescents in the US
Only about 16 percent of US adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to 12 years of age. (2019-01-17)
HPV discovery raises hope for new cervical cancer treatments
Researchers have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. (2018-12-18)
New epigenetic cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London. (2018-12-17)
Establishment of the immortalized cell line derived from Okinawa rail (endangered species)
As part of the cellular conservation of endangered species, our group initiated a primary cell culture project aimed at preserving endangered avian species in Japan, such as the Okinawa rail. (2018-11-16)
A culturally tailored intervention increased HPV vaccination of Asian-American adolescents
A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed to remove barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among low-income, mostly Chinese-American adolescent girls and boys significantly increased vaccine uptake. (2018-11-02)
Teenaged girls did not engage in riskier sexual behavior after HPV vaccination introduced in school
Despite fears to the contrary, sexual behaviors of adolescent girls stayed the same or became safer after publicly funded school-based HPV vaccinations were introduced in British Columbia (BC), according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-10-15)
NUS researchers uncover new role of TIP60 protein in controlling tumor formation
Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore have discovered a new molecular pathway that controls colorectal cancer development, and their exciting findings open new therapeutic opportunities. (2018-10-07)
High-risk HPV linked to improved survival in cervical cancer
The presence of the human high-risk papillomavirus (HPV) in the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer is linked to a greatly improved prognosis compared with if high-risk HPV cannot be identified in the tumour, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine. (2018-10-04)
Nearly 14 million additional adolescents need HPV vaccination to reach public health goal
Nearly 14 million additional adolescents will need to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to reach the American Cancer Society's goal of an 80 percent vaccination rate by that 2026. (2018-10-02)
Analysis finds HPV vaccine safe
Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause certain cancers in women and men, but HPV vaccines are highly effective in preventing infection with oncogenic HPV types. (2018-09-19)
Scientists map interactions between head and neck cancer and HPV virus
A team of scientists led by Nevan J. Krogan, PhD, senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, mapped the interactions between all HPV proteins and human proteins for the first time. (2018-09-12)
Untreated genital warts may increase risk of HIV transmission
A new study has shown that genital warts may promote HIV sexual transmission and, in turn, their treatment and prevention could help decrease the spread of the disease. (2018-08-21)
Research informs new national cervical cancer screening recommendation
A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous cells and cancer, testing for the virus that causes these cancers also is an excellent screening tool. (2018-08-21)
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for cervical cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its recommendations regarding screening for cervical cancer, with the recommendations and type of screening method varying depending on the woman's age and other factors. (2018-08-21)
Largest oral HPV study in England shows infection rates lower than expected
Infection rates of high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to previous US studies. (2018-08-19)
New screening approach reveals importance of microRNAs in papillomavirus life cycle
The discovery of microRNAs encoded by papillomaviruses supports the important role of these small molecules in persistent infection, according to a study published July 26 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens. (2018-07-26)
Finding suggest HPV testing detects cervical pre-cancer earlier, more accurately than Pap smear
Nearly all cervical cancers are associated with persistent cervical infection from cancer-related human papillomavirus (HPV) strains. (2018-07-03)
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