All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘HPV’

Farrah Fawcett Foundation to Fund HPV-Related Cancer Research Team

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation has joined Stand Up to Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to form a research team dedicated to researching HPV-related cancers, the organizations announced at a press event in San Diego on Monday. The event was part of the AACR Annual Meeting, held in San Diego April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer …

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Farrah Fawcett Foundation Forms HPV Research Team

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation announced this week that it will be teaming up with Stand Up To Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research to create a team dedicated solely to the research of HPV and HPV-related cancers. The project will be called “Therapeutic CD8 vaccines against conserved E7 HPV epitopes identified by MS.”, and the foundations will provide …

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Katie Couric Admits That Her Report On HPV Was Too Anti-Vaccine

Having taken a fair amount of criticism from the media and the science community, Katie Couric says she regrets spending too much time talking about the rare adverse side effects from HPV vaccinations instead of acknowledging the HPV vaccine’s overwhelming success. On Tuesday the talk show host apologized in an opinion piece for the Huffington Post. “Last week we devoted several …

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HPV Vaccine Adoption Stagnating, Says CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics have announced that HPV vaccination rates fell from 2011 to 2012. The data was taken from the 2012 National Immunization Survey – Teen (NIS-Teen) and shows a slight decline in vaccination rates for girls aged 13 to 17. “Progress increasing HPV vaccination has stalled, risking …

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U.S. Death Rate From Cancer is Dropping Fast

Though cancer hasn’t been completely cured, it’s clear that treatments for the disease have improved over the past two decades. A yearly report from the American Cancer Society has shown that the death rate from cancer in the U.S. is declining among all Americans and for the most common types of cancer. The report, published recently in the Journal of …

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Cervical Screenings to Occur Less Often: Good News for Women Aged 30-65

New guidelines indicate that women who have had normal HPV and pap test results in the 30-65 year old age bracket will only need to be tested every five years. This revision was put into place after physicians found that “combining a Pap test with a human papillomavirus (HPV) test can safely extend the interval between cervical cancer screenings from …

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