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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear HPV Infections Faster
    Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequently occurring cancer in women. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is present in 99 percent of cervical cancers and is considered to be their cause. While most HPV infections will clear naturally within a few years, there has been no ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Many Physicians Communicate with Parents in Ways That May Discourage HPV Vaccination
    In a national sample, many pediatricians and primary care physicians reported communicating about HPV vaccination with parents in ways that likely discourage them from getting their children vaccinated, according to Melissa B. Gilkey, PhD, assistant professor of ...More
    October 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Outreach Increases Completion of HPV Vaccination Series by Adolescent Girls
    A joint study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System investigators found that a multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of cervical cancer ...More
    October 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researcher Develops Rapid Oral HPV Test
    A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is working to fight a growing type of head and neck cancer by partnering to develop a rapid oral test for HPV, a virus linked to cancer. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, PhD, DDS, a UNC Lineberger member and a professor in ...More
    October 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDC’s 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published recently in Morbidity and ...More
    August 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Few States Require HPV Vaccine
    An examination of state vaccination requirements for adolescents finds that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is currently required in only two states, many fewer than another vaccine associated with sexual transmission (hepatitis B) and another primarily recommended ...More
    July 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series
    Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ...More
    June 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Prevent Cervical Cancer
    A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix appears to be as effective in preventing certain HPV infections as three doses, the currently recommended course of vaccination. That is the conclusion of a study published today in The Lancet Oncology and ...More
    June 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • 80 Percent of Cervical Cancers Found to be Preventable with Latest 9-Valent HPV Vaccine
    The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus. In addition to protecting against 80 percent of cervical cancers, the ...More
    May 11, 2015 Posted in News
  • Patients More Likely to Get HPV Vaccine After Electronic Health Record Prompts
    A new study finds that a simple reminder via electronic health record systems may go a long way in encouraging patients to get the HPV vaccine that protects against cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has the lowest completion rates of any other vaccine. Patients aged 9-18 ...More
    May 11, 2015 Posted in News
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