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U.S. cancer death rates continue to d...

U.S. cancer death rates continue to drop
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2009, shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States among both men and women, among all major racial and ethnic groups, and for all of the most common cancer sites, including lung, colon and rectum, female breast, and prostate. However, the report [...]

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Recurrence of...

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Recurrence of Precancerous Conditions
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been touted as a way to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts, but a new study suggests the vaccine may also prevent women diagnosed with precancers from developing recurrences. Researchers randomly assigned more than 1,350 women diagnosed with genital warts or certain precancerous conditions to [...]

CDC recommends that boys get vaccinat...

CDC recommends that boys get vaccinated against HPV
The federal government is recommending that boys get vaccinated against HPV– but may find the virus’ connection to gay men and anal cancer a tough selling point. On Tuesday, a Centers for Disease Control panel recommended that boys ages 9-11 be vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV). The CDC already recommends girls be vac [...]

HPV Vaccines Differ in Cost-Effective...

HPV Vaccines Differ in Cost-Effectiveness and Cancer Deaths
Between the 2 vaccines now available for protection against human papilloma virus (HPV), the quadrivalent vaccine may have an advantage over the bivalent vaccine with respect to costs and quality of life, but the bivalent vaccine may prevent more deaths from cervical cancer, according to new research. Mark Jit, PhD, MPH, a mathematical modele [...]

HPV test may be better predictor of c...

HPV test may be better predictor of cervical cancer than pap smear
A test that detects the two strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that are most likely to raise the risk of invasive cervical cancer, when combined with the Pap test, may be more accurate for many women than the Pap test alone, a new study indicates. And, for those women who are HPV-positive, using the HPV test alone appears to be enough, sa [...]