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New HPV vaccine promises to prevent 85 percent of invasive cervical cancer

An investigational 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine could prevent up to 85 percent of invasive cervical cancer, according to a spokesman for Merck, the company developing the product. The vaccine adds five new HPV strains to the four already included in the current quadrivalent vaccine. The addition of HPV strains 31/33/45/52/58 should protect against the 30% of cervical cancers that are not caused by HPV 16 and 18, Dr Alain Luxembourg said at a meeting of the Centers for Disease Control ...

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Global Progress in Cervical Cancer Prevention Maps Updated

Global progress in VIA for Cervical Cancer Screening—an action map.

Global Progress in HPV DNA Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening


Global Progress in HPV Vaccination


Updated: October 2013.


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The recent implementation of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has intensified the healthcare industry’s focus on telemedicine. Indeed, the use of remote monitoring systems to coordinate care over time and across settings will be key to meeting the unprecedented demand resulting from the new healthcare law. Ongoing PPACA rollout, advances in telemedicine-related technologies, and rising consumer demand will drive significant growth in this market over the near to midterm.

BCC Research provides an in-depth analysis of the ...

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Noncommunicable Diseases Gaining Prominence

According to a recent article written by David J. Hunter & K. Srinath Reddy, The United Nations has held only two meetings of heads of state on a health-related issue. The first, in 2001, was on human immunodeficiency virus infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The second, in September 2011, was on noncommunicable diseases. Although noncommunicable diseases were ignored during the framing of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, their leading and growing contribution to preventable deaths and disability across the ...

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In Ghana, 20000 Girls Get Vaccinated Against Cervical Cancer

According to, the Central Regional Health Directorate, has vaccinated a total of 20,007 girls from nine to 11 years against cervical cancer, which is killing many women in the country.

The vaccine, which is given in three doses targeted girls who have not yet been exposed to sexual intercourse to protect them against the disease.

They were given the first two doses awaiting the last one which was expected to be administered in September but was rescheduled to November due to ...

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Changes in Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Cervical Cancer in the People’s Republic of China: A Study of 10,012 Cases From a Nationwide Working Group

Sept. 16: Cervical cancer cases in the People’s Republic of China show increasing prevalence in young patients and at early stages. In the past 10 years, surgery has become the dominant treatment and is increasingly combined with adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with stages I and II. Conservative surgical approaches are reasonable options for genital organ preservation in selected patients.


Read full article here: Cervical Cancer in People’s Republic of China

Source: The Oncologist

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Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card

Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card: Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition is excited to announce the new Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card, created in collaboration with Global Health Strategies. The Crisis Card provides a snapshot of cervical cancer burden and mortality data from around the world.


Cervical Cancer Global Crisis Card


Press Release:

India has highest number of women dying from cervical cancer and Zambia has highest mortality rate. Australia provides a global model for dramatically preventing cervical cancer.

More women die of cervical cancer in ...

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Why don’t teens get shots for HPV and other diseases?

The percentage of parents who say they won’t have their teen daughters vaccinated against the human papillomavirus increases, even though physicians increasingly recommend the vaccinations.

(USA TODAY) Concerns about safety and side effects for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — one of the newest shots recommended for adolescents — has increased among parents: 16% cited these fears as the main reason they did not have their daughters vaccinated in 2010, up from 5% in 2008, a new study finds.

And the percentage ...

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Despite evidence, parents’ fears of HPV vaccine grow

(Reuters Health) – More parents of teen girls not fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) are intending to forgo the shots altogether – a trend driven by vaccine safety concerns, new research suggests.

That’s despite multiple studies showing the vaccine isn’t tied to any serious side effects but does protect against the virus that causes cervical cancer, researchers said.

“There were a lot of very sensationalized anecdotal reports of (girls) having bad reactions to the vaccine,” said pediatrician and vaccine researcher Dr. ...

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The Affordable Care Act makes a difference in women’s health!

The Affordable Care Act requires that all new insurance policies cover basic health care for women including HPV testing, sexually transmitted infection counseling, and HIV screening, FDA-approved contraception, breastfeeding support and supplies, and gestational diabetes screening, with no cost to the patient. Read the attached article by US secretary for Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and House of Representatives Democratic Leader ...

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