UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, a leading online community for medical professionals specializing in women's health, will present new research and topics over the coming weeks related to cervical cancer and cervical health in honor of January being Cervical Health Awareness Month.
Cervical cancer once was the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Recently, the number of cases of cervical cancer, as well as the number of related deaths has decreased significantly. The decline is largely the result of a successful screening program involving Pap tests and, more recently, the availability of the HPV vaccine.
Some recent highlights on OBGYN.net include:
Cervical Cancer: Is a New Detection Method Coming?: New research has found that a simple blood test using plasma thermogram could serve as an effective new indicator for cervical cancer. This new noninvasive test could even assess the stage of the cancer.
Cervical Cancer: Newly Discovered Gene Mutations May Lead to More Targeted Therapies: Researchers discovered 13 gene mutations of significance in cervical cancer, including 8 mutations not previously linked to cervical cancer and 2 mutations novel to any type of cancer. One mutation, however, was to the HER2 gene, for which there is already an FDA-approved targeted therapy for breast cancer.