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A new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that protects against nine types of HPV and would protect against about 90% of cervical cancers could be available in 2015.
Phone Counseling Improves QOL in Cervical Cancer Survivors
Cervical cancer survivors saw improvements in self-reported quality-of-life outcomes with a psychosocial telephone counseling intervention, according to a new study.
Many Women Willing to Extend Cervical Cancer Screening Intervals
Women in routine gynecologic care expressed willingness to extend screening intervals and use cytology alone or Pap-HPV cotesting if recommended by a physician.
Conservative Approach to CIN 2 a Good Option in Young Women
Conservative management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 is an appropriate treatment option for women aged 25 years and younger.
RNA Test for HPV Helps Stratify Cervical Cancer Risk
A test for dangerous strains of high-risk HPV using messenger RNA was shown to be reliable and effective for cervical cancer risk stratification.
Multiple Biopsies Increases Cervical Cancer Precursor Detection
Multiple lesion-directed biopsies can drastically improve the sensitivity of colposcopy in women referred for abnormal cervical cancer screening.
Survey Highlights Gaps in Cervical Cancer Screening Rates
More than 11% of all eligible women had not been screened for cervical cancer in the past 5 years, according to a study by researchers at the CDC.
Nurses Performed Colposcopies Effectively in Low-Resource Areas
Nurses trained in the visual inspection with acetic acid cervical cancer screening method were able to successfully perform colposcopy and detect cervical lesions.
ASCO: A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Endometrial Cancer
Don Dizon, MD, Brown University, discusses the paradigm shift in the treatment of endometrial cancer with the use of medical therapy, including chemotherapy with biologics, mTOR inhibitors combined with chemotherapy, and targeted therapies.
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