Cervical Cancer - Routine screenings prevent most cervical cancers
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 Microbiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPVMicrobiome could help identify pre-cancer risk in women with HPV
 
A new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens in March 2020 reports the possible use of the bacteria Gardnerella found in the cervix and vagina of women with Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, as a marker of precancerous change. The findings could help to find new methods of treatment that involve inducing changes in the microbiome to arrest the course of the disease.
 
   Routine screenings prevent most cervical cancersRoutine screenings prevent most cervical cancers
 
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women worldwide, but most American women can prevent it by being screened with tests that detect human papillomaviruses (HPV).
 
   Vaccinating both boys and girls can help eliminate HPV infectionsVaccinating both boys and girls can help eliminate HPV infections
 
The human papillomavirus causes, amongst other diseases, cancer of the cervix and oropharynx. A Swedish-Finnish study now shows that the most oncogenic HPV types can be eliminated, but only if both girls and boys are vaccinated.
 
 The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decades
 
The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decadesCervical cancer is preventable, thanks to the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Various strains of HPV, a sexually transmitted infection, play a significant role in the event of cervical cancer.
 
 
 Urine test for HPV-linked cervical cancer shows potential to boost screening access
 
Urine test for HPV-linked cervical cancer shows potential to boost screening accessUniversity of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report a non-invasive screening method for HPV-linked cervical cancer has potential to boost screening access, and warrants further research.
 
 
 Immunosuppressive therapy does not increase risk of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with IBD
 
Immunosuppressive therapy does not increase risk of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with IBDIn a new retrospective study, researchers found that the use of immunosuppressive therapy does not increase the occurrence or recurrence of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
 
 
 Single dose of HPV vaccine is effective for preventing preinvasive cervical disease
 
Single dose of HPV vaccine is effective for preventing preinvasive cervical diseaseNew research indicates that a single dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine is as effective as multiple doses for preventing preinvasive cervical disease, which can later develop into cervical cancer.