Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent (10-13-2016)

A recent report published online Sept. 29 in the journal JAMA Oncology suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, is more effective than previously thought. Human... Continue Reading

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk (07-23-2014)

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the near future. Specifically, the study found that negative... Continue Reading

Gardasil Provides Poor Protection in Women Over 18 (02-3-2014)

A significant percentage of women vaccinated with Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) may not be protected against high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and lesser dysplasia—especially if they were vaccinated... Continue Reading

Younger Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots (06-26-2013)

Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil may be just as effective in younger girls (preteens) as the recommended three doses given to older teens, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical... Continue Reading

HPV Test Appropriate After Indeterminate Pap Test (04-29-2013)

Women who have an indeterminate Pap smear should undergo human papillomavirus (HPV) testing rather than another Pap smear, according to the results of Cochrane Review. Cancer screening refers to the use of tests to detect cancer in individuals who do... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Increase in Sex (10-19-2012)

Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead to increased sexual activity, according to the results of a study published in the journal Vaccine. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are... Continue Reading

Gardasil is Safe, According to Large Study (10-12-2012)

The HPV vaccine Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus [types 6, 11, 16, 18] recombinant vaccine) was found to be safe, according to the results of a large safety study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study... Continue Reading

HPV Testing Can Predict Risk of Cervical Cancer for Up to 18 Years (08-8-2012)

A test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) provides information about a woman’s long-term risk of cervical precancers, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, there... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated (07-16-2012)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reducing infections of virus strains associated with genital warts and cancer, even among those who remain unvaccinated, according to the results of a study published in Pediatrics. HPV is the most common sexually... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Next Page »