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Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Improving rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is critical to protecting both men and women. This is according to new research from the University of Toronto. HPV has been found to be associated with anal, penile, and certain variants of throat canc... Read More


Seven Cervical-Cancer Falsehoods Debunked

Seven Cervical-Cancer Falsehoods Debunked

Though the incidence of cervical cancer among women (12,000 are estimated will be diagnosed with the disorder this year) is hardly as great as, say, breast cancer (207,000) or lung cancer (105,000), fully 1.2 million women will contract the pre-cancerous disorder known as dysplasia. Without tr... Read More


Clinicians May be Screening for Cervical Cancer Too Often

Clinicians May be Screening for Cervical Cancer Too Often

Clinical guidelines currently recommend screening low-risk women for cervical cancer every three years after age 30, but most primary care clinicians report that they would advise testing for the disease more frequently. Adding a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) to screening protocols does ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


FDA Approves New Contraceptive Pill Lybrel

FDA Approves New Contraceptive Pill Lybrel

The FDA approves an oral contraceptive that also eliminates menstruation. Wyeth's oral contraceptive Lybrel is now approved by the FDA to eliminate monthly menstrual periods. The drug has a lower level of synthetic hormones than other oral contraceptives and must be taken 365 days a year. Acc... Read More


Health Wrap - Week of June 5th

Health Wrap - Week of June 5th

The cervical cancer vaccine that was approved Thursday called Gardisil also appears to protect women against vulvar and vaginal cancers. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is present in 80 percent of the 6,000 cases of vaginal and vulvar cancers diagnosed in the United States each year. The Gardas... Read More



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