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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • 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
    4 weeks ago 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
  • Research Indicates HPV Vaccine Should Not Be Delayed
    New research out of Queen's University shows early benefits from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in young girls. The HPV vaccine, which protects against four types of HPV shown to cause cervical cancer and anogenital warts, is offered free through school-based ...More
    April 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer
    A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus (HPV) may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at the back of the throat and mouth, and involves the tonsils and base of ...More
    April 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Chance Helps Explain Why Some HPV Infections Go Away and Others Become Cancer
    For people infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the likelihood of clearing the infection and avoiding HPV-related cancer may depend less on the body’s disease-fighting arsenal than has been generally assumed. A new study finds that the body’s ability to ...More
    March 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Urging HPV Vaccine for Boys Could Protect More People at Same Price
    A Duke University study proposes a strategy to better use limited public healthcare dollars for protecting more people from a sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (HPV) and the cancers it can cause. Public health programs that devote a portion of their ...More
    March 11, 2015 Posted in News
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