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CDC Reports Dramatic Decrease in HPV Prevalence Comparing Pre and Post Vaccination Periods.

Using data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), researchers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared HPV prevalence from the pre-vaccine era and 4 years during the vaccine era. Researchers have found a 64% decrease in prevalence of HPV types 16, 18, 6, and 11 among women ages 14 to 19, and a 34% decrease among women ages 20-24. The U.S. News and World Report article can be read here, and the journal article, ...

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New Study Indicates that HPV Vaccination Provides Additional Benefits Via Herd Immunity

The results of a study of 1,180 13-26 year old Cincinnati women provide evidence of herd immunity as a result of HPV vaccination. Their observational study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases in October, note a greater than 30% decrease in prevalence of HPV among unvaccinated women. Researchers compared women before widespread vaccination was introduced, and then 3 and 7 years after vaccine introduction. The news article about the study can be read here, and the full study can be ...

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Researchers Find Disparities in Global HPV Vaccine Coverage

A recent systematic review published in Lancet Global Health in July found global disparities in age-specific vaccination coverage rates between 2006 and 2014. Among the 118 million women targeted for HPV vaccination programs, only 1% were from low or low-middle income countries. More women 10-20 years old received the full vaccine course in developed regions (33.6%) than less developed regions (2.7%). The high cost of the vaccine and programmatic issues were major obstacles to introducing the vaccine in less developed ...

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New CDC Report Finds That HPV Vaccination Among Boys Increased in 2015

Researchers from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observed an increase in HPV vaccine coverage for both boys and girls ages 13-17 years old. The finding, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in August 2016, noted that the percent of boys 13-17 years old who received at least 1 dose of the HPV vaccine increased 8% between 2014 and 2015. Vaccination also increased by 2.8% among girls 13-17 years old, during that same timeframe. ...

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ASCO Updates Global Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently convened a multidisciplinary panel of health care and patient advocacy experts to provide evidence-based recommendations on secondary prevention of cervical cancer around the world. Their report, entitled “Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer: Resource-Stratified Clinical Practice Guideline”, was published in the Journal of Global Oncology in October 2016. The guidelines cover recommended age ranges for and frequency of testing, methods of testing, treatment options, and screening practices in four resource settings: maximal, ...

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ASCO Updates Global Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently convened a multidisciplinary panel of health care and patient advocacy experts to provide evidence-based recommendations on secondary prevention of cervical cancer around the world. Their report, entitled “Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer: Resource-Stratified Clinical Practice Guideline”, was published in the Journal of Global Oncology in October 2016. The guidelines cover recommended age ranges for and frequency of testing, methods of testing, treatment options, and screening practices in four resource settings: maximal, ...

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ACIP Changes Recommendation to Two Doses of HPV Vaccine

Following its meeting in late October, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended that patients ages 11-12 receive two doses of the HPV vaccine. The recommendation was made after a comprehensive literature review, finding that a two-dose schedule for younger adolescents (9-14 years old) produced a comparable immune response to that produced through the 3-dose schedule for young adults 16-26 years old. Those who begin the series at later ages (>14 years) are still recommended to receive ...

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New ASCO Guidelines

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published its first resource-stratified guidelines on the clinical practice of invasive cervical cancer. The report, published in the Journal of Global Oncology (May, 2016), classifies the new recommendations into four tiers: basic, limited, enhanced, and maximal.  

Some of the key recommendations are:

In basic settings where patients cannot be treated with radiation therapy, extrafascial hysterectomy either alone or after chemotherapy may be an option for women with stage IA1 to IVA cervical cancer. Concurrent ...

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More reason to exercise!

A recent study published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (Aril, 2016) found that women diagnosed with cervical cancer were more likely to report being physically inactive than women without cervical cancer. The case-control study included 128 patients diagnosed with cervical cancer and 512 women who were not diagnosed with cervical cancer. Both groups of women completed a questionnaire about their physical activity defined by the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines defined “inactive” physical activity ...

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Early Detection of Cervical Cancer Increased After ACA Expanded Coverage

According to a preliminary study, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have helped more women get early treatment for cervical cancer. The rate of young women whose cervical cancers were found and treated early increased from 71% before 2010, when the ACA expanded insurance coverage to allowing young people to remain on their parents’ health plans, to 79% in the period following the ACA expansion.

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