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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.
HPV Vaccine Can Protect Previously Exposed Patients
The HPV 16/18 vaccine protects women from cervical, anal, and oral HPV infections that can lead to cancer, including some women previously exposed to HPV.
BRCA-Associated Cancer Risk May Vary by Mutation Type
Researchers have used observational study data to better define risks for breast and ovarian cancers associated with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Improves Ovarian Cancer Survival
The use of intraperitoneal chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer resulted in a survival benefit over intravenous chemotherapy.
Early-Onset Alopecia May Signal Chemotherapy Response for Ovarian Cancer
Onset of alopecia within the first 3 cycles of chemotherapy was associated with improved survival in ovarian cancer patients who completed 6 cycles of chemo.
Possible Target Found in ARID1A-Mutated Ovarian Cancers
Researchers have discovered that ovarian cancers with ARID1A mutations may be sensitive to treatment with an inhibitor of EZH2 methyltransferase activity.
Final Results of 9-Valent HPV Vaccine Show Extended Cancer Protection
Final results of the trial that led to FDA approval show that a new 9-valent HPV vaccine can reduce cases of HPV and cervical cancer.
Factors Used for Prognosis in Advanced Cervical Cancer
A new study yielded nomograms for the assessment of locally advanced cervical cancer, with prognostic factors including histology, performance status, and others.
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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