Cancer News

Cervical Cancer Survivors Frequently Suffer From Long-Term Side Effects of Treatment (08/17/2017)

According to a new study around half of women who have been treated for locally advanced cervical cancer suffer from symptoms of insomnia, fatigue or hot flushes.1 Cervical cancer affects more than 500,000 women around the world each year with an average age at diagnosis of 50.  Each year in the United States, more than …

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Genmab Announces Preliminary Cervical Cancer Data from Tisotumab Vedotin Phase I/II Study (07/05/2017)

Data from an ongoing clinical study of tisotumab vedotin in solid tumors has demonstrated activity in the treatment of cervical cancer; 11 of 34 evaluable patients achieved a response; with a median time of treatment of 4.9 months and 7 responders are still ongoing or in follow up for progression. The GEN701 study is ongoing …

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Immune Therapy Produces Anti-Cancer Responses in Advanced Cervical Cancer (04/24/2017)

Adoptive T-cell therapy (ACT) appears to provide anti-cancer responses among patients with advanced cervical cancer for whom standard therapy has stopped working. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The most common cause of cervical cancer is infection with particular strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). As such, vaccinations against the virus …

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Nearly half of U.S. men actively infected with HPV, study finds HPV-linked cancers on the rise in men, but nearly 9 in 10 vaccine-eligible men are unvaccinated! (02/20/2017)

By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service The most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. has a bit of a twist. It’s what’s known as a “subclinical infection” — those infected suffer no immediate consequences, but years later have vastly increased risks for at least six different types of cancer. That sleeper agent …

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The HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent (10/13/2016)

A recent report published online Sept. 29 in the journal JAMA Oncology suggests that the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, is more effective than previously thought. Human papillomaviruses consist of more than 100 different viruses. Some types of HPV cause warts on the hands or … Continue reading "The HPV Vaccine Prevents Lesions That Could Cause Cervical Cancer by 50 Percent"