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Canada approved a new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine this week and
the New Brunswick Department of Health will study it to see if it
should change over its own supply.
Cervarix, a vaccine from
pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline Inc., has been given the green
light by the federal health department and should be available in
Canada by the end of the month. It is designed to protect against HPV,
a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical cancer.
UA centers have come together to offer a free public forum about human
papillomavirus and the vaccine.
University Communications January 26, 2010
papillomavirus infections are the most common sexually transmitted
infections in the United States and, to inform the pubilc about the
disease and ways to prevent it, several University of Arizona centers
are sponsoring an education forum.
HPV Educational Forum 2010 is being presented by the Women’s
Studies Advisory Council, Southwest Institute for Research on Women and
the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health through a
partnership with the Marana Health Center.
people don't want to talk about cervical cancer. But Appleton's Kellie
Delveaux has made it her life's mission.
is co-founder of SAS Cervical Cancer Foundation, founded in memory of
her friend Sybil Ann Seehawer, who was 31 when she died of cervical
cancer in 2008. Delveaux was her caregiver.
Appleton-based foundation supports women in Wisconsin with daily living
expenses while they are undergoing treatment for cervical cancer,
provides educational resources and raises awareness for women's health
makes it so what happened to (Sybil) wasn't just a tragedy and
forgotten," said Delveaux, one of 40 women chosen to participate last
month in a congressional briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building
on Capitol Hill and a day of lobbying under the auspices of Tamika
& Friends, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization also
dedicated to raising awareness about cervical cancer.
just jumped on that bandwagon pretty fast," said Delveaux, who early on
reached out to other cervical cancer foundations such as Tamika
& Friends, run by cervical cancer survivor Tamika Felder, and
Love, Kristen, an Indiana nonprofit run by Kirk and Brenda Forbes, who
lost their 23-year-old daughter, Kristen, to cervical cancer.
Tierney SmithsonIssue date: 1/29/10 Section: News
January, SRU participates in Cervical Health Awareness Month, an entire
month devoted to providing information on human papilomavirus and
most cases of HPV are seen in ages 18-24, SRU's McClachlan Student
Health Center participates in this event by setting up informational
tables providing insight on cervical health, said Jessica Kaak, peer
educator for Healthy Outreach through Peer Education.
DELHI: Cervical cancer claims almost half a million women worldwide. In
99.7% of all affected women, it results from a history of persistent
infection by a family of more than 100-related viruses called human
papillomavirus (HPV). As many as 80% of all sexually-active women have
a risk of infection. To address this problem which is the most common
cancer to affect women in India, Times Foundation has organized a
Wellness workshop on the disease in association with Super Religare
Laboratories and Ahlon International School on Friday.
cancer has been named as the leading form of cancer in women in Africa
followed by breast cancer, killing one woman every two minutes.
while cervical cancer accounts for 288,000 deaths per year worldwide,
approximately 80 percent of death occurs in developing countries, where
with only weak or non-existent cervical cancer screening and treatment
programmes, it is the leading cause of death in women.
was disclosed by Dr Benjamin Kumbour, the Minister of Health, at the
inauguration of a Local Organising Committee (LOC) on “Stop
Cervical Cancer and Breast Cancer” in Africa Conference to be
hosted in Accra in July.
By: snigdha on February 3, 2010 0
cancer is the second most common malignancy among women worldwide, with
about 500,000 cases a year. In developing countries it is the main
cause of cancer deaths in women, and around 250,000 women die each year
because of it. In the United States , cervical cancer strikes about
10,000 women a year and causes nearly 4,000 deaths. This steep rise in
number of cervical cancer cases has led to governments promoting
cervical cancer jabs in an attempt to prevent the spread of this
cancer. In UK alone, more than a million girls are being offered the
jab to protect them from the cancer-causing virus.
With cancers of the breast and cervical most prevalent ones among women
living in cities, doctors say there is a dire need to spread awareness
about them on a war footing, especially since these are preventable.
This comes soon after experts recommended that cancers should be
notified as this would enable the authorities to get a true picture of
people to come forward for screening, the president of obstetrics and
gynaecology society, Veena Jain, said women's cancers could be
prevented. Jain said the society had decided to work on the theme
— cancer can be prevented too — adding, of all
cancers, the gynaecological ones could be prevented and cured.
on February 3, 2010
of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects the womb and
the vagina, is the most common cancer affecting women in India. Nearly
200 women die everyday due to cervical cancer in the country.
Worldwide, cervical cancer accounts for 15 per cent of all cancers in
women, 80 per cent of these occurring in developing countries.
the past, as a medical student, I remember that we saw at least one
patient suffering from cervical cancer per outpatient day in a
government hospital, usually with the cancer having spread so much that
we could not really help her. But today, with Pap Smears being
routinely done we hardly see any invasive cancers. A Pap test or Pap
Smear is a simple test by which we take a smear from the cervix and
look at it microscopically for abnormal cells.
living with HIV who regularly take antiretroviral (ARV) therapy may be
more likely to clear human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical lesions
than women who don’t consistently take their meds, according
to a study published in the March 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious
have long known that HPV infection causes cervical lesions, also known
as squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL), and cervical cancer. It is
also well known that rates of HPV infection, SIL and cervical cancer
are higher in HIV-positive women than in the general population. What
has been less clear is whether ARV therapy can reduce the prevalence of
HPV infection and, with it, the risk of HPV-related diseases.
February 9, 2010 10:46 p.m.
girlfriend just came back from the doctor. She says she has HPV and
that I probably gave it to her (I was her first). I don’t
have any symptoms. How do I check if I have HPV? Her doctor also told
her to call other people I’ve slept with to get checked out
as well. How the heck do I go about doing THAT?
a Crappy Situation
cancer starts when cells on the surface of your cervix acquire abnormal
changes and begin to grow out of proportion,forming a mass in your
cervix.THE CERVIX IS THE LOWER PART OF THE WOMB(UTERUS )often called
the neck of the womb and links the womb to the vagina.
cancer is divided into early and advanced stages.In early cervical
cancer the abnormal cells are still confined to the cervix.In advanced
cancer the abnormal cells spread beyond the cervix and may involve the
vagina,uterus,bladder,rectum,lungs and brain.Whilst about 95% of EARLY
CERVICAL CANCER IS CURABLE,ADVANCED CANCER IS NOT AND EVENTUALLY LEADS
of the sexually active men and women in the United States will get the
human papillomavirus (HPV) sometime in their lifetime. While many
people will never know that they have HPV, the genital warts caused by
the sexually transmitted infection can lead to several forms of cancer,
including cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal and penile cancer.
Initially approved for girls to help prevent cervical cancer, which
kills 4,000 women in the United States annually, a vaccine developed to
protect against HPV infections is now being recommended for boys age 9
to 18 years old, under new guidelines issued earlier this month by the
American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The three-dose HPV vaccine Gardasil, which is manufactured by Merck,
protects against four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV),
including two that cause 70 percent of cervical cancer cases.
New research shows startling
statistics on sexually transmitted HPV among young adults.
The study, conducted by
a team of experts from McGill University and the University of
Montreal, reveals that a startling 56 percent of young people contract
human papillomavirus (HPV) early in their intimate encounters. Valerie
Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education
Association (NAEA), tells OneNewsNow the study needs to be taken
seriously because some women develop a form of cervical cancer and
because the highly touted drug Gardasil® is not a fail-safe
News ServiceFebruary 24, 2010 3:02 AM Health Canada has
approved the use of a vaccine for boys and young men to protect them
against the human papilloma virus and genital warts, pharmaceutical
company Merck Frosst announced Tuesday.
vaccine, Gardasil, was first approved by Health Canada in July 2006 for
females between ages nine and 26, the same age group targeted for
males. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Canada.
More than 40,000 new cases are estimated annually.
Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 7:34 PM ET
a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV), has been approved as a
treatment to prevent genital warts in males aged nine to 26 in Canada,
the vaccine's manufacturer said Tuesday.
Canada approved Gardasil to prevent infection caused by human papilloma
virus Types six, 11, 16, and 18 and genital warts caused by HPV types
six and 11.
SHOBHA S. KRISHNAN
Cervical cancer is
preventable and a massive awareness programme is needed to send this
message home, especially in rural India.
Saving women's lives
by fighting cervical cancer has become a high priority in the global
Photo: K. Pichumani
More awareness: Need
innovative methods to spread information.
HELEN MURDOCH- The Press
international vaccine expert is questioning whether a new anti-cancer
jab lasts long enough to protect girls from cervical cancer.
Dr Diane Harper said
Gardasil, the new vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), had not
been proven to last more than five years.
vaccinated at 12, may therefore not be exposed to the virus until after
the vaccine had waned, she said.
Harper, a principal
investigator for clinical trials of Gardasil and Cervarix, is a
professor and vice-chair of research at the University of
Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in the US.
(Feb. 22, 2010) — A panel of governmental, academic and
non-profit scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled research
suggesting that diseases found in dolphins are similar to human
diseases and can provide clues into how human health might be affected
by exposure to contaminated coastal water or seafood.
"Dolphins and humans
are both mammals, and their diet includes much of the same seafood that
we consume. Unlike us, however, they are exposed to potential ocean
health threats such as toxic algae or poor water quality 24 hours a
day," said Carolyn Sotka of the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative
and lead organizer of the session. "Our ecological and physiological
similarities make dolphins an important 'sentinel species' to not only
warn us of health risks, but also provide insight into how our health
can benefit from new medical discoveries."
has been the No. 1 cause of death for Japanese since 1981, accounting
for one-third of Japanese deaths. One's lifestyle is closely related to
the contraction of cancer and one can avoid developing cancer to a
large extent by changing one's lifestyle. Thus education can play an
important role. Since many types of cancer develop slowly over many
years, teaching children about the risk of cancer and the importance of
having a healthy lifestyle will go a long way toward reducing cancer.
A report by
researchers from the Geneva-based International Union Against Cancer
(UICC) says that about 40 percent of cancers can be prevented by
adopting a healthy lifestyle. Every year, Feb. 4 is marked as World
Cancer Day, led by UICC and its member organizations in 86 nations with
the support of the World Health Organization. This year UICC started a
campaign "Cancers can be prevented too." WHO estimates that the number
of global cancer deaths will increase 45 percent from 2007 to 11.5
million by 2030, up from 7.9 million deaths at present.
Janis C. Kelly, Medscape.com
Findings from a
natural-history study of human papillomavirus (HPV) have led the
investigators to conclude that the "potential benefit" of HPV
vaccination in older women (≥42 years) is "low."
The research team,
led by Ana Cecilia Rodríguez, MD, from the Proyecto
Epidemiológico Guanacaste, Fundación INCIENSA, in
San José, Costa Rica, found that the rate of new HPV
infections declines with age and that new infections usually do not
progress to grade 2 or 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in
found that infections at baseline were more likely to persist in older
than in younger women (P < .01 for a comparison of 8 groups).
Furthermore, most of the grade 2 or worse CIN disease that was detected
during follow-up (66 of 85 cases) was associated with infections
already present at baseline.
bills in the New York State legislature would, if passed, allow
healthcare practitioners to vaccinate children under 18 against HPV
without their parent’s consent. The bills would require the
vaccinations before children could attend school, leading to the
interesting potential scenario of schools vaccinating kids without
their parents’ consent simply because the child wants to stay
Even without the
inevitable controversy over whether under-18s should be able to get
preventive care from their doctors without their parents hearing the
details of their sex lives, the bills read like full-employment acts
for Merck (MRK)’s Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline
Senate bill No.
“AN ACT to
amend the public health law, in relation to providing medical
care to minors for sexually transmitted diseases without a
parent’s or guardian’s consent.”