Tag: human papillomavirus (hpv)

Cervical Cancer Rates Fall, but Other HPV Cancers Increase

Cervical cancer incidence in the United States decreased by about 1% per year from 2001 to 2017, but at the same time there was an...

At-Home HPV Swab Tests for Cervical Screening in UK Trial

A trial of an at-home human papillomavirus (HPV) swab test has begun in London, United Kingdom, as part of an initiative to increase uptake of...

Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report

Cancer can be transmitted from a mother with cervical cancer to a newborn when the baby passes through the birth canal. That’s the conclusion of...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the first national plan to address the exploding rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)....

11-Year-Olds Could Get Vaccines Without Parental Consent in DC

Washington, DC, has approved legislation that allows minors as young as 11 to consent to vaccination without their parents’ knowledge — if a physician determines...

Black College Students, Especially Women, Delay HPV Vaccination

College students from minority communities and communities of color are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine compared with individuals in the White...

Robotic Surgery May Obviate Need for Chemotherapy in HPV-Associated Throat Cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected older patients with human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer, transoral robotic surgery (TORS) can boost survival and avert the need...

New Technologies Aim to Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection

Encouraging trends abound in the management of ovarian cancer. As rates of ovarian disease continue to decline, there has also been a notable increase in...

Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines

Only 30.6% of American adolescents complete three routinely recommended vaccinations, new research has found, but that number varies widely by state. The Advisory Committee on...

Authors Retract Paper on HPV Vaccine and Preterm Birth

The authors of a 2018 paper purporting to find that the HPV vaccine guards against preterm birth have retracted the article after discovering they made...

ACS Disagrees With CDC on HPV Vaccination in Adults

The American Cancer Society’s new guidance on human papillomavirus vaccination diverges from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations. The ACS has endorsed two...