Self-sampling followed by HPV testing can benefit women at risk of cervical cancer
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  February 20, 2018  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 Self-sampling followed by HPV testing can benefit women at risk of cervical cancerSelf-sampling followed by HPV testing can benefit women at risk of cervical cancer
 
Using self-sampling followed by HPV testing, more than twice as many women at risk of developing cervical cancer could be identified and offered preventive treatment.
 
   Cervical tumors may be vulnerable to therapies that attack cancer's fuel supply, study showsCervical tumors may be vulnerable to therapies that attack cancer's fuel supply, study shows
 
Cancer therapies have improved -- in some cases dramatically -- over the past two decades, but treatment for cervical cancer has remained largely unchanged. All patients receive radiation and chemotherapy, yet despite the aggressive approach, the regimen fails in about one-third of patients with cervical cancer that has spread beyond the cervix but not outside the pelvis.
 
   HPV may hide in small pockets on the tonsil surfaceHPV may hide in small pockets on the tonsil surface
 
Human papilloma virus, the culprit behind cervical cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer may hide in small pockets on the surface of tonsils in people not known to carry the virus.
 
 Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and Management
 
Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and ManagementDr. Castro is a translational oncologist with experience developing and harnessing nanotechnology and molecular imaging platforms for cancer purposes. His work offers a “less is more” approach — to generate robust cancer analyses using scant amount of specimens. Dr. Castro’s research has included funding from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and the Department of Defense.
 
 
 Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia Symptoms and Causes
 
Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia Symptoms and CausesHPV is often found to be a factor in the occurrence of VIN. Other reasons are smoking and poor immunity. Abnormalities in the vulvar skin tissue (presence of lesions) cause intense pain and itching sensation and also create psychosexual problems affecting normal sexual activity. The development of this premalignant condition to vulval cancer is dependent on its severity.
 
 
 Gene editing tool used to detect cancer
 
Gene editing tool used to detect cancerResearchers have developed a DNA detection system that can detect the presence of bacterial and viral DNA, which could be a valuable diagnostic tool for a range of disorders.
 
 
 Scientists develop water-soluble warped nanographene for bioimaging
 
Scientists develop water-soluble warped nanographene for bioimagingAn international team of scientists has developed a water-soluble "warped nanographene", a flexible molecule that is biocompatible and shows promise for fluorescent cell imaging.
 
 
 Bowen's Disease Causes
 
Bowen's Disease CausesBowen's disease, also called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ, is a primitive kind of skin cancer. It occurs due to aberrant growth, division, and accretion of cells present in the epidermis of the skin (outer layer of skin). They do not spread, but if left untreated, Bowen's disease has chances of developing into SCC, a common skin cancer that is curable.