Items Tagged ‘vaccine’

February 20th, 2017

Nearly half of U.S. men actively infected with HPV, study finds HPV-linked cancers on the rise in men, but nearly 9 in 10 vaccine-eligible men are unvaccinated!

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By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service The most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. has a bit of a twist. It’s what’s known as a “subclinical infection” — those infected suffer no immediate consequences, but years later have vastly increased risks for at least six different types of cancer. That sleeper agent […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, hpv, News, oropharyngeal cancer, vaccine


February 15th, 2017

Vaccine Shows Promising Results for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

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Immunotherapy is a fast growing area of cancer research. It involves developing therapies that use a patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer. Doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida are working on a promising new vaccine that would help early-stage breast cancer patients who have HER2 positive disease. The HER2 protein […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, vaccine


October 13th, 2016

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent

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A recent report published online Sept. 29 in the journal JAMA Oncology suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, is more effective than previously thought. Human papillomaviruses consist of more than 100 different viruses. Some types of HPV cause warts on the hands or […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, JAMA Oncology, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer, vaccine


September 16th, 2014

Vaccine Derived from HER2 Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

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A new breast cancer vaccine that is derived from the HER2 protein may help prevent recurrence in patients with HER2-positive disease and appears safe. Phase II study results of the vaccine were released at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, September 4–6, in San Francisco. The HER2 protein, also known as human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, GP2, HER2, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Recurrent Breast Cancer, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer, Stages II-III Breast Cancer, vaccine