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The Weekly: Cervical cancer screenings see a decrease, benefits of colonoscopies and more

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month (some organizations also recognize this as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month). Be on the lookout for news from us about cervical health throughout the month of January. Learn more about cervical cancer. Feature story Timely Cervical Cancer Screening Took a Dive in Recent Years TUESDAY, January 18, 2022 (MedPage Today) More and more […]

The Weekly: Nearly 2 million new cancer cases expected in 2022, changes to lung cancer screening and more

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month (some organizations also recognize this as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month). Be on the lookout for news from us about cervical health throughout the month of January. Learn more about cervical cancer. Feature story Nearly 2 million cases of cancer likely to be diagnosed in 2022: Report WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2022 (ABC News) […]

The Weekly: Cervical cancer screening with menstrual pads, hockey fan spots cancer, and more

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month (some organizations also recognize this as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month). Be on the lookout for news from us about cervical health throughout the month of January. Learn more about cervical cancer. Feature story A possible cervical cancer screening tool? A menstrual pad. SUNDAY, January 2, 2022 (The Washington Post) Speculums. Stirrups. Paper […]

The Weekly: Most kids don’t receive the HPV vaccine

The Weekly will be back on January 7, 2022. Feature story The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer, but Most Kids Don’t Receive It MONDAY, December 13, 2021 (The New York Times) Vaccine hesitancy is hardly limited to shots against Covid-19. Even the HPV vaccine, which can prevent as many as 90 percent of six potentially lethal […]

The Weekly: Novel New Plan in New Zealand To End Smoking

Feature story New Zealand’s plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth THURSDAY November 9, 2021 (NPR/Associated Press) — WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — New Zealand’s government believes it has come up with a unique plan to end tobacco smoking — a lifetime ban for those aged 14 or younger. Under a new law the government announced […]

The Weekly: President Biden had a potentially pre-cancerous polyp removed

Feature story President Biden Just Had a Potentially Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyp Removed MONDAY, November 29, 2021 (Self) — On November 19, President Joe Biden temporarily transferred presidential power to Vice President Kamala Harris for an important reason: a routine colonoscopy. During the procedure, doctors found and removed a 3 millimeter-size growth from his colon that appeared […]

The Weekly: Lawmakers pen letter to CDC on decline of cancer screenings

Feature story Lawmakers pen letter to CDC to address decline in breast cancer screenings due to COVID FRIDAY, November 12, 2021 (USA Today) — A group of nearly 40 bipartisan House lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday asking the agency to address the decline in routine breast […]

The Weekly: U.S. lags behind U.K. in eliminating cervical cancer

Feature story The U.K. is on its way to eliminating cervical cancer. Here’s why the U.S. isn’t close TUESDAY, November 9, 2021 (STAT News) — A decade ago, a London cancer prevention researcher predicted that the United Kingdom’s national HPV vaccination campaign would take more than 15 years to prevent a majority of cervical cancers. So […]

The Weekly: New blood test identifies more than 50 types of cancer

Feature story Researchers say new blood test can spot more than 50 types of cancer — many hard to detect early WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021 (CBS News) —The sooner most cancers are discovered, the better the odds they can be successfully treated. Mayo Clinic participated in research on a test that can detect more than 50 […]

The Weekly: Breast cancer vaccine trial launches

Feature story New breast cancer vaccine trial launches at Cleveland Clinic: ‘It’s the 1st step’ TUESDAY, October 26, 2021 (Today) — About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and some will be diagnosed with one of the most deadly forms of the disease: triple-negative breast cancer, which has the least […]