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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.
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  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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