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Cervical Cancer News


HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk (July 23, 2014)

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the... Continue Reading

Gardasil Provides Poor Protection in Women Over 18 (February 3, 2014)

A significant percentage of women vaccinated with Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) may not be protected against high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

Summary News on Melanoma, Breast, Cervical, Ovarian, Prostate and Thyroid Cancer from Amer Soc Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (October 1, 2013)

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Annual meeting brings together cancer experts from around the world. For thousands of oncology professionals and cancer researchers from around the world, the Annual Meeting of the... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Younger Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots (June 26, 2013)

Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil may be just as effective in younger girls (preteens) as the recommended three doses given to older teens, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

Avastin Improves Outcomes for Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer (June 10, 2013)

In a Phase III clinical trial, adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy prolonged overall survival among women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer. These results were presented at the 2013... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

HPV Test Appropriate After Indeterminate Pap Test (April 29, 2013)

Women who have an indeterminate Pap smear should undergo human papillomavirus (HPV) testing rather than another Pap smear, according to the results of Cochrane Review. Cancer screening refers to the use... Continue Reading

CancerConnect and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Present: Ask the Expert with Dr. Matulonis, Medical Director and Program Leader of the Medical Gynecologic Oncology Program at Dana-Farber (April 3, 2013)

CancerConnect partnered with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to ask the expert, Ursula A. Matulonis, MD, questions about cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer. Dr. Matulonis... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention

HPV Testing Found to Be More Effective Than Pap Smears in Evaluating Cervical Cancer Risk (July 23, 2014)

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute reported that testing for HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most effective way to determine whether a woman is at risk for developing cervical cancer in the near future. Specifically, the study found that negative... Continue Reading

Gardasil Provides Poor Protection in Women Over 18 (February 3, 2014)

A significant percentage of women vaccinated with Gardasil® (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) may not be protected against high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and lesser dysplasia—especially if they were vaccinated... Continue Reading

Younger Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots (June 26, 2013)

Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil may be just as effective in younger girls (preteens) as the recommended three doses given to older teens, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical... Continue Reading

HPV Test Appropriate After Indeterminate Pap Test (April 29, 2013)

Women who have an indeterminate Pap smear should undergo human papillomavirus (HPV) testing rather than another Pap smear, according to the results of Cochrane Review. Cancer screening refers to the use of tests to detect cancer in individuals who do... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Increase in Sex (October 19, 2012)

Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead to increased sexual activity, according to the results of a study published in the journal Vaccine. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are... Continue Reading

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Stage I

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 5, 2011)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical cancer... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 2, 2009)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s a great time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical... Continue Reading

Robotically-assisted Hysterectomy Appears Effective for Cervical Cancer (November 18, 2008)

Robotically-assisted Hysterectomy Appears Effective for Cervical Cancer Robotically-assisted hysterectomy (RAH) in patients with early-stage cervical cancer is at least as effective as traditional open radical hysterectomy (ORH) and produces fewer complications,... Continue Reading

Updates in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers (May 27, 2008)

Updates in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers: A Report from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) was held in Tampa, Florida, from March 9 to 12, 2008,... Continue Reading

Differences in IMRT Radiation Doses May Complicate Study Results in Gynecological Cancers (March 31, 2008)

Differences between the prescribed dose of radiation in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and the dose that’s actually delivered may make comparison studies in gynecological cancers difficult to interpret. These findings were reported... Continue Reading

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Stages II-IVA

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 5, 2011)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical cancer... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Incidence of Lymphedema Resulting from Cancer Treatment (August 9, 2010)

A systematic review of 47 studies evaluating treatment for melanoma, head and neck cancer, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, and sarcoma indicates that lymphedema is a common side effect of treatment for these diseases. These findings were recently... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 4, 2010)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical cancer... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 2, 2009)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s a great time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical... Continue Reading

Robotically-assisted Hysterectomy Appears Effective for Cervical Cancer (November 18, 2008)

Robotically-assisted Hysterectomy Appears Effective for Cervical Cancer Robotically-assisted hysterectomy (RAH) in patients with early-stage cervical cancer is at least as effective as traditional open radical hysterectomy (ORH) and produces fewer complications,... Continue Reading

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Metastatic/Stage IVB

Avastin Improves Outcomes for Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer (June 10, 2013)

In a Phase III clinical trial, adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy prolonged overall survival among women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical... Continue Reading

Factors Affecting Quality of Life at the End of Life (July 20, 2012)

For people with advanced cancer, quality of life at the end of life—sometimes referred to as “a good death”—may have less to do with medical treatment and more to do with a therapeutic alliance with their physicians, according to the results of... Continue Reading

FDA Revokes Avastin’s Approval for Breast Cancer (November 22, 2011)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is revoking the approval of Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment breast cancer. The FDA concluded that Avastin has not been shown to be safe and effective for this purpose. This decision does not affect the... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 5, 2011)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical cancer... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 4, 2010)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical cancer... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

Avastin Improves Outcomes for Women with Advanced Cervical Cancer (June 10, 2013)

In a Phase III clinical trial, adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy prolonged overall survival among women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer. These results were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 4, 2010)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical cancer... Continue Reading

Avastin® Shows Promise in Treatment of Cervical Cancer (March 2, 2009)

Avastin® Shows Promise in Treatment of Cervical Cancer According to the results of a Phase II clinical trial, the targeted therapy Avastin® (bevacizumab) warrants further investigation in the treatment of persistent or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma... Continue Reading

January Is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (January 2, 2009)

As the month of January brings cervical cancer into focus, it’s a great time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated cervical... Continue Reading

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