Cervical Cancer - New device traps and analyzes single cells for faster HPV-related cervical cancer screening
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  August 6, 2019  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 Health care professionals are unclear about cervical screening and HPV, study findsHealth care professionals are unclear about cervical screening and HPV, study finds
 
New research led by Keele University into awareness about human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, has found that health care professionals across the UK are not as well informed as they should be. This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness about cervical screening and HPV to the general public.
 
   New device traps and analyzes single cells for faster HPV-related cervical cancer screeningNew device traps and analyzes single cells for faster HPV-related cervical cancer screening
 
Several screening tests for cervical cancer have been developed in recent years. One technique uses immunofluorescent staining to determine the levels of biomarkers to indicate a cell is undergoing HPV-related cancerous growth.
 
   Single test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical diseaseSingle test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical disease
 
A single test for women has been shown to aid in predicting which cases of precancerous cervical disease will become more serious, helping with decisions on whether or not surgery is needed, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
 
 HPV vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer rates, but Africa is lagging behind
 
HPV vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer rates, but Africa is lagging behindIn wealthy countries that have vaccination programs, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has significantly reduced the rate of HPV-related infections. Researchers at the Université Laval in Quebec who looked at 66 million young men and women found that the problems caused by the virus have significantly decreased across a number of wealthy countries.
 
 
 Psychological stress linked to higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in cervical cancer patients
 
Psychological stress linked to higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in cervical cancer patientsPsychological stress was associated with a higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in women diagnosed with cervical cancer. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
 
 
 Invasive cervical cancer rates are high among women with HIV in South Africa, Latin America
 
Invasive cervical cancer rates are high among women with HIV in South Africa, Latin AmericaA new International Journal of Cancer study indicates that rates of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) are particularly high in women living with HIV in South Africa or Latin America. For the study, researchers compared ICC rates in 45 countries across Europe, South Africa, Latin, and North America among women living with HIV who initiated antiretroviral therapy between 1996 and 2014, through a collaboration between global HIV cohort research networks
 
 
 Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth
 
Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youthA new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that dramatic increases in cancer survival in adolescents and young adults are undermined by continuing disparities by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.