Items Tagged ‘Cervical Cancer’

December 13th, 2017

Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer

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Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be given by a machine that aims x-rays at the body (external beam radiation) or by […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, radiation therapy


December 7th, 2017

Managment of the Side Effects of Radiation for Cervical Cancer

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Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. With any treatment of cancer you must first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side effects of radiation can be significant, talk to your […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, radiation therapy


December 6th, 2017

What You Should Know About the Side Effects of Surgery for Cervical Cancer

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A hysterectomy is a common surgical treatment of early stage cancer and precancerous disease of the cervix in women. With any treatment of cancer it is important to first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, surgery


August 17th, 2017

Cervical Cancer Survivors Frequently Suffer From Long-Term Side Effects of Treatment

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According to a new study around half of women who have been treated for locally advanced cervical cancer suffer from symptoms of insomnia, fatigue or hot flushes.1 Cervical cancer affects more than 500,000 women around the world each year with an average age at diagnosis of 50.  Each year in the United States, more than […]

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Tags: cancer treatment, Cervical Cancer, Chemotherapy, News, side effects


July 5th, 2017

Genmab Announces Preliminary Cervical Cancer Data from Tisotumab Vedotin Phase I/II Study

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Data from an ongoing clinical study of tisotumab vedotin in solid tumors has demonstrated activity in the treatment of cervical cancer; 11 of 34 evaluable patients achieved a response; with a median time of treatment of 4.9 months and 7 responders are still ongoing or in follow up for progression. The GEN701 study is ongoing […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, MoAb, News, Precision Cancer Medicine, targeted therapy, Tisotumab Vedotin


April 24th, 2017

Immune Therapy Produces Anti-Cancer Responses in Advanced Cervical Cancer

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Adoptive T-cell therapy (ACT) appears to provide anti-cancer responses among patients with advanced cervical cancer for whom standard therapy has stopped working. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The most common cause of cervical cancer is infection with particular strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). As such, vaccinations against the virus […]

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Tags: adoptive T cell therapy, Cervical Cancer, cervical cancer immune therapy, News


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


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


July 23rd, 2014

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk

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Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the near future. Specifically, the study found that negative HPV tests provided a more reliable assurance that women would not develop cervical cancer within […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, hpv, News, pap, screening, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


February 3rd, 2014

Gardasil Provides Poor Protection in Women Over 18

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A significant percentage of women vaccinated with Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) may not be protected against high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and lesser dysplasia—especially if they were vaccinated after age 18 or had abnormal cytology before vaccination, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. HPV is the […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


June 26th, 2013

Younger Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots

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Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil may be just as effective in younger girls (preteens) as the recommended three doses given to older teens, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer


June 11th, 2013

Avastin Improves Outcomes for Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer

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In a Phase III clinical trial, adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy prolonged overall survival among women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Each year in the United States, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, Metastatic/Stage IVB Cervical Cancer, News, Recurrent Cervical Cancer


May 15th, 2013

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death

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People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer compared to people who don’t follow the recommendations, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


April 29th, 2013

HPV Test Appropriate After Indeterminate Pap Test

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Women who have an indeterminate Pap smear should undergo human papillomavirus (HPV) testing rather than another Pap smear, according to the results of Cochrane Review. Cancer screening refers to the use of tests to detect cancer in individuals who do not have any symptoms of the disease. In general, the primary goal of screening is […]

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Tags: Cervical Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Cervical Cancer