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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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News Category: Global

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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News Category: Global

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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News Category: Global, National

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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Increasing Incidences of HPV-associated Oral Cancer in Men

The incidence of head and neck cancer due to HPV-related oropharynx cancer has been increasing for men in the United States. The increase is taking place so fast that by 2020 the occurrence of this disease will be higher than HPV-related cervical cancer. Researchers do not know the exact reason for the increase, but some experts consider it to be caused by oral sex. Other experts attribute this to different lifestyle factors such as smoking. The HPV vaccine should prevent ...

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New Research Finds That One Dose of the HPV Vaccine Might Be Effective

A study published in Lancet Oncology on June 9th, 2015 finds that one dose of the HPV vaccine might be effective for HPV infection prevention. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and other organizations reviewed trials that were previously conducted on 24,000 young women. The goal was to estimate how much protection the women were able to receive from different numbers of doses. Vaccine efficacy against incident HPV-16/18 infections for three doses was 77.0% (95% CI 74.7–79.1), two doses ...

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ACOG Updates Recommendations to Include 9-valent HPV Vaccine

A key role of obstetrician/gynecologists and other healthcare providers is to provide patients and their parents with information on the benefits and safety of the HPV vaccine, and to encourage adolescents to receive this vaccine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) updated its 2014 recommendations to include the new 9-valent HPV vaccine, also recommended by CDC for girls and boys aged 11 to 12 years. Those who do not receive the HPV vaccine during the target age range should ...

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