HPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer
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  November 20, 2017  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 HPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancerHPV testing more sensitive than Pap smear for detecting cervical cancer
 
A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that testing for cervical cancer using HPV testing in addition to the Pap smear is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone.
 
 
 Intrauterine devices (IUDs) may lower risk of cervical cancerIntrauterine devices (IUDs) may lower risk of cervical cancer
 
According to a recent study, intrauterine devices (IUDs) used by women for contraception might lower the risk of getting cervix cancer compared to women who do not use this form of contraception. The review titled, “Intrauterine Device Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” from the Keck School of Medicine of USC appeared in the online November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
 
   IUD use linked to dramatic decrease in incidence of cervical cancerIUD use linked to dramatic decrease in incidence of cervical cancer
 
Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide.
 
   Indonesian study finds low rates of awareness about cervical and breast cancer screeningIndonesian study finds low rates of awareness about cervical and breast cancer screening
 
Just one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, according to a study presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. The research in nearly 5,400 women also found that only 5% knew about mammography for early detection of breast cancer.
 
   New study finds huge disparities in survival for patients with HPV-related cancersNew study finds huge disparities in survival for patients with HPV-related cancers
 
A new study found large disparities by sex, race, and age in survival for patients diagnosed with different cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
 
 Study shows that HPV vaccine also prevents recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in children
 
Study shows that HPV vaccine also prevents recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in childrenThe vaccine that protects against cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV) also prevents an uncommon but incurable childhood respiratory disease, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
 
 
 New category of immunotherapy appears safe to use in patients with both cancer and HIV
 
New category of immunotherapy appears safe to use in patients with both cancer and HIVA new category of immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors that has been highly effective against many different cancers appears safe to use in patients with both advanced malignancies and HIV, a population excluded from earlier trials of such therapies, according to an early-phase trial.
 
 
 New study further validates use of vaginal progesterone to decrease risk of preterm birth
 
New study further validates use of vaginal progesterone to decrease risk of preterm birthA new study published today - World Prematurity Day - in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and infant death in pregnant women with a short cervix.