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Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to CDC Foundation and George W. Bush Institute to Address Global Cervical Cancer

A $3.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will allow the George W. Bush Institute, the CDC and the World Health Organization to work with the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon® initiative to improve the monitoring and evaluation of cervical cancer screening and treatment programs.

The primary activities of this two-year grant include:

The conduct of rapid baseline situational assessments with reports and strategic consultations with countries to process the results and develop recommendations for improved monitoring and evaluation; and The ...

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News Category: Funding, Global, National

Debate Surrounding the FDA Review of an Alternative to Pap Test for Cervical Cancer Screenings

Seventeen patient advocacy groups, including Consumers Union, the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health have submitted a letter to the FDA expressing concern over a new HPV DNA test. The test, which would be recommended for women age 25 and older, is currently under FDA review. Opponents of the test cite its expense (much more than a Pap test) and the potential for confusion over screening recommendations, which may lead to over or under ...

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News Category: National

FDA Panel Recommends New HPV DNA Test for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening

On March 12, 2014 a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel unanimously recommended that FDA approve a new HPV DNA test for primary screening of cervical cancer in the US. The new test, developed by Roche, is recommended for women aged 25 and older, and can detect high-risk HPV, as well as high-risk HPV types 16 and 18. Several distinguished guests spoke in favor of HPV primary screening, including Dr. Mark Schiffman from the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Walter ...

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News Category: National

University of Manchester Researchers Report Success in Reversing Pre-Cancerous Disease of the Cervix

Researchers from the University of Manchester, working with Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, have seen success in reversing high- and low-grade pre-cancerous disease of the cervix. Using the HIV antiviral drug lopinavir, a high proportion of women diagnosed with HPV positive high-grade disease returned to normal. Dr. Lynne Hampson, one of the researchers from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Cancer Sciences, notes that further work is needed, “but it looks as though this might be a potential treatment to ...

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News Category: Global

Upcoming Webinar Hosted by the Immunization Action Coalition

Save the date for this great opportunity to learn about what’s going on the immunization world, including updates on the HPV vaccine. The Immunization Action Coalition is hosting a one-hour webinar on Friday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions. Check back soon for more information, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the draft agenda:

Ray Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, medical officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory ...

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News Category: National

CCFA Featured on List of Reliable Vaccine Resources

Cervical Cancer-Free America is featured on a new list of resources for reliable, evidence-based vaccine information. The Online Nurse Practitioners Programs compiled this list of 100 sites to help bust some anti-vaccine myths and spread the message that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks. Check out some of the resources in each category below and make sure you’ve got the facts.

Organizations Blogs & News Sources Journals & Publications Coalitions General Vaccine Info

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News Category: National

The AAFP Urges Physicians to Strongly Recommend the HPV Vaccine

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), along with other stakeholders like the CDC, is urging physicians to recommend the HPV vaccine to boys and girls age 11-12. The AAFP recommends that physicians clearly explain to parents that the HPV vaccine is safe, effective and important. Strong recommendations from physicians are key to boosting uptake of the HPV vaccine, and as the AAFP notes, the HPV vaccine is cancer prevention.

Read more on the AAFP website: http://www.aafp.org/news-now/health-of-the-public/20140212hpv-vaccltr.html?cmpid=10036-em-1

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News Category: National

The President’s Cancer Panel Highlights Urgency of Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake

The President’s Cancer Panel released a report demonstrating the urgency of increasing HPV vaccine uptake. In its letter to President Obama, the panel states that increasing HPV vaccine uptake is one of the most profound opportunities in cancer prevention today and outlines three critical goals to make this happen in the US:

Reduce missed clinical opportunities to recommend and administer HPV vaccines Increase parents’, caregivers’, and adolescents’ acceptance of HPV vaccines Maximize access to HPV vaccination services

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News Category: National

Dr. Oz Briefly Discusses HPV

Dr. Oz recently had a short segment discussing HPV, and addresses whether or not cancer is a communicable disease. Discussion on HPV starts at around 00:25.

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/best-and-worst-health-trends-2013?video_id=2928358091001

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News Category: Global, National

Susan G. Komen Foundation Says Call to Action is Needed

In response to a new IARC report, the Susan G. Komen Foundation said Thursday that the growing numbers of cancer worldwide deserve immediate attention from world leaders. Specifically, breast and cervical cancer incidence has been increasing rapidly, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and Susan G. Komen Foundation urged global leaders to take action.

Read the full article here: http://ww5.komen.org/KomenNewsArticle.aspx?id=19327357400

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News Category: Global

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