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FDA Approves Merck’s Keytruda® for Previously Treated Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer Whose Tumors Express PD-L1 (06/18/2018)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy whose tumors express PD-L1.  Keytruda is the first Anti-PD-1 therapy approved for patients with advanced cervical cancer and the first indication for Keytruda in a gynecologic …

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Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer (12/13/2017)

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. Doctors who specialize in treating cancers with radiation are known as radiation oncologists. During radiation therapy, high-energy x-rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy can be given by a machine that aims x-rays at the body (external beam radiation) or by …

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Managment of the Side Effects of Radiation for Cervical Cancer (12/07/2017)

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is a common way to treat cervical cancer. With any treatment of cancer you must first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side effects of radiation can be significant, talk to your …

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What You Should Know About the Side Effects of Surgery for Cervical Cancer (12/06/2017)

A hysterectomy is a common surgical treatment of early stage cancer and precancerous disease of the cervix in women. With any treatment of cancer it is important to first understand your responsibility and your medical team’s role as well as explore treatment options and get a second opinion(s) before you begin treatment. Since the side …

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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"