Immuno-Oncology: The Relationship Between the Immune System and Cancer
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  February 5, 2019  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 

#ALT# Immuno-Oncology: The Relationship Between the Immune System and Cancer

Immunotherapy consists of re-engineering T-cells so that they can identify and eradicate cancer cells. This method of therapy has shown promising preliminary results in combating lymphoma.

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A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomized clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
 
   Developing a Cervical Cancer Test That’s 100% PredictiveDeveloping a Cervical Cancer Test That’s 100% Predictive
 
An interview with Professor Attila Lorincz, discussing the development of a new cervical cancer test that is able to predict cervical cancer and pre-cancer in 100% cases.
 
 Cervical cancer risk is higher in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities
 
Cervical cancer risk is higher in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalitiesResearchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human papillomavirus types but do not show any signs of cellular abnormalities.
 
 
 HPV type 16 or 18 associated with cervical cancer risk in young women
 
HPV type 16 or 18 associated with cervical cancer risk in young womenThe human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer. According to new guidelines in Sweden, women over thirty therefore undergo initial screening for the virus rather than a smear test.
 
 
 Thousands of girls in the UK have not been vaccinated against HPV
 
Thousands of girls in the UK have not been vaccinated against HPVThe PHE campaign to vaccinate all girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years against HPV was only achieved in two-thirds of the population between 2017-2018.
 
 
 Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummet
 
Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummetA UK survey of more than 2,000 young women has shown that many delay or avoid having a smear test due to feeling scared, vulnerable, or embarrassed.
 
 
 New test shown to be 100% effective at detecting cervical cancer
 
New test shown to be 100% effective at detecting cervical cancerResearchers have developed a new cervical cancer test that proved to be 100% effective at detecting the cancer in a trial of 15,744 participants.