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Cervical Cancer Breakthrough News
  January 25, 2012
Do-It-Yourself HPV Test Helps Screen for Cervical Cancer
  Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Patient-collected specimens for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing detected precancerous cervical lesions with accuracy at least comparable to that of liquid-based cytology and visual inspection with acetic acid, data from screening studies showed.

  Mar 12, 2008
FDA Extends Anemia Drug Warning to Cervical Cancer
  By Peggy Peck, Executive Editor, MedPage Today

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 12 -- Cervical cancer has been added to the list of malignancies that are worsened by aggressive use of the erythropoiesis-stimulating agents darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp) and epoetin alfa (Epogen, Procrit), according to the FDA. <READ MORE>

  Mar 10, 2008
SGO: HPV Vaccine Reduces Abnormal Pap Tests and Cervical Procedures
  By Charles Bankhead, Staff, MedPage Today

TAMPA, Fla., March 10 -- Vaccination with the human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil) significantly reduced the frequency of abnormal Pap smears over four years and the need for cervical procedures and surgery, investigators reported here. <READ MORE>

  Nov 30, 2007
Cancer Advances in Focus: Cervical Cancer
  By National Cancer Institute

Thirty-Five Years Ago ... As recently as the 1940s, invasive cervical cancer was a major cause of death among women of childbearing years in the United States. <READ MORE>

  Oct 17, 2007
Viral Test Outdoes Pap Smear in Sensitivity
By Michael Smith, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today

MONTREAL, Oct. 17 -- Viral testing to detect cervical cancer appears to outperform the conventional Pap smear in some respects, researchers here have concluded.  <READ MORE>

  Aug 6, 2007
New Cervical Cancer Guidelines Expand Role of Fertility-Preserving Surgery
By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

JENKINTOWN, Pa, Aug. 6 -- Indications for fertility-preserving surgery in cervical cancer now include selected patients with stage IB1 disease with smaller lesions.  <READ MORE>


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