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The Expansion of the HPV Vaccine Recommendation to Boys: Implications for Employers

New Recommendation: Routine HPV Vaccination of Males

Since 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended routine vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for females ages 11 to 12 years, and catch-up vaccination for females ages 13 through 26 years.1 Routine vaccination is recommended for the 11-to-12-year-olds because their immune response is superior to older adults and children at this young age are less likely to have been exposed to the virus ...

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Nobel Laureate Urges Global Campaign for HPV Vaccination

Nobel Laureate Makes Strong Case for Vaccinating Young Males Against HPV to Prevent Cervical Cancer in Females

From the News Archive – Mar. 26, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen called for vaccinating both young males and females for human papilloma virus (HPV) in an achievable quest to eradicate cervical cancer, which is the second leading type of women’s cancer worldwide. Zur Hausen made his remarks at a gathering of more than 1,600 ...

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South Carolina Could Offer Free Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Posted: Mar 29, 2012 11:24 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 29, 2012 11:24 AM EDT

Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Seventh-grade students in South Carolina could get a free vaccine to prevent a sexually transmitted, cancer-causing virus under a bill approved by a House panel.

A House subcommittee advanced Thursday a measure giving the option for students who are entering the seventh grade. Informational brochures on the vaccine for human papillomavirus, known as HPV, would be provided to parents ...

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Leading Health Organizations Revise Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Last week, several health organizations issued new cervical cancer screening guidelines that extend the time interval between screening tests for most women. Based on comprehensive reviews of available data—including NCI-funded research—the new guidelines seek to maximize the benefits of current screening tests while minimizing their potential harms.

Read the full bulletin here

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New Study Reveals Pockets of High Cervical Cancer Rates in NC

Colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cervical Cancer-Free America have identified pockets of high cervical cancer rates in NC in a new study published March 12. Read about the details here.

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Texas Women’s Health Funds Are Cut

The federal government is withdrawing funding for a Texas program that provides crucial health coverage, including cervical cancer screenings, to over 100,000 women. Read the entire article here.

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CCFKY Launches New Facebook App

Cervical Cancer-Free Kentucky has launched a new application on Facebook to spread the word about HPV and cervical cancer. Join the movement here.

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New HPV Brochures Available from the CDC

The CDC has put together new brochures about HPV adapted for Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese women and men. This is a very important step towards extending HPV information to all populations. The brochures and other helpful information can be found here.

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New Materials Available for CDC’s Preteen and Teen Vaccine Campaign

New, up-to-date educational tools and resources to help you increase awareness of the adolescent vaccines among your constituents are now available from the CDC.

To learn more about the new CDC Preteen and Teen Vaccine Campaign materials, please read below.

Promote CDC’s new adolescent vaccine website, which contains the latest information on vaccine recommendations, by adding a Web button or a link to your site or visit our “Web tools” page for additional digital resources to help promote ...

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Clinical Trials are Currently Underway to Develop a Vaccine for Cervical Dysplasia

Inovio Labs is currently developing a vaccine for cervical dysplasia. Clinical trials so far have kept the condition from progressing to cervical cancer and regressing the condition from CIN 3 to CIN 1. Read more about it by clicking on the link below.

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