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  • 06.10.16 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published its first resource-stratified guidelines ... read more »
  • 06.10.16 - A recent study published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (April, 2016) ... read more »
  • 01.28.16 - Early Detection of Cervical Cancer Increased After ACA Expanded Coverage ... read more »

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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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CCFC webinar: Provider interventions to increase HPV vaccination in the United States

CCFC is excited to announce our upcoming webinar series, “Strategies to increase HPV vaccination among your patients”. The first webinar, “Provider interventions to increase HPV vaccination in the United States: A successful quality improvement example”, will be led by Alix Casler, MD, FAAP.

Date: Thursday September 3, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM EDT
Webinar link: https://uncsph.adobeconnect.com/sgee
Phone number: 919-962-2733 (This telephone number will provide sound for the webinar.)

Dr. Casler will refer to the following documents during her presentation, which are shared with permission from ...

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Narratives the New Form of Increasing Information

On April 23, 2015, the American Journal of Public Health published a new study conducted in Los Angles, California from 2011-2012. Researchers surveyed Non-Hispanic White, Mexican American, and African American women age25 to 45 on their cervical cancer-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Participants were randomly assigned to watch either a narrative or a nonnarative film which contained the same information on cervical cancer prevention. At 6 months post-intervention, women who watched the narrative film were considerably more likely to have ...

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Read the new Forbes review on Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic!!

“Must-See: HPV Epidemic Documentary “Someone You Love” Hits Home And Hits Hard”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tarahaelle/2015/07/21/must-see-hpv-epidemic-documentary-someone-you-love-hits-home-and-hits-hard/

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You can buy digital copies for just $1 of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic! This is a way to make an impact!

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