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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • American Cancer Society Endorses Two-Dose Regimen for HPV Vaccination
    The American Cancer Society has endorsed updated recommendations on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) supporting a two-dose schedule for boys and girls who initiate the vaccine at ages 9 to 14. The update ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Get Best View Yet of Cancer-Causing Virus HPV
    New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to research led by a Penn State College of Medicine researcher. Using a new imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy—or ...More
    January 23, 2017 Posted in News
  • Study Addresses HPV Prevalence Rates Among U.S. Men
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study published online by JAMA Oncology estimates the overall prevalence of genital HPV infection in men ages 18 to ...More
    January 19, 2017 Posted in News
  • NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations
    Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Yale Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently ...More
    January 12, 2017 Posted in News
  • ESCMID Funds Research on Antifungal Resistance and Genetic Evolution of Human Papillomavirus
    The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) through its annual grant program helps young investigators pursue ground-breaking research to advance our understanding of microorganisms and find better approaches to diagnose, prevent and treat ...More
    January 4, 2017 Posted in News
  • UA Researcher Explores Males' Attitudes Toward HPV
    Maggie Pitts took great interest in the human papillomavirus vaccine after Virginia became the first state in the country to mandate its use among girls in the sixth grade. Pitts, who was living and working in Virginia when the mandate went into effect in 2008, investigates ...More
    November 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • CDC Recommends Only Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) ...More
    October 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • Ancient Hominid Sex Influenced Spread of STIs
    With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them----up to 5 percent of the human genome--- it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious hominid 'hanky panky' going on, but with it, a potential downside: the spread of ...More
    October 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Probe HPV's Manipulation of Immune System
    Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts' immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a ...More
    October 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • Majority of Parents Support HPV Vaccination Requirements for School, but With Opt-Outs
    Requiring students to get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, to enter school could prevent many cancers linked to the virus, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that many parents only support such requirements with opt-out ...More
    August 19, 2016 Posted in News
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