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ICYMI: January 20, 2016

Feature Story 1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections THURSDAY, January 19, 2017 (Fox News) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavirus infections cause […]

ICYMI: October 14, 2016

Feature Story Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 (NPR)–Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among […]

ICYMI: September 30, 2016

Feature Story The New Face of HPV? Cases of Throat Cancer in Men Soon to Surpass Cervical Cancers in U.S. WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2016 (Houson Public Media)–The national increase in cases of oropharyngeal cancer related to the human papillomavirus is troubling, because there is no screening test to catch it early, like the Pap test […]

ICYMI: September 2, 2016

Feature Story Cancer researchers: It’s time to pay more attention to ‘miracle’ patients FRIDAY, August 26, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Call it luck — or a medical miracle. During clinical trials for experimental cancer drugs, some patients simply respond better than others. And a tiny fraction of patients see dramatic results, responding so well […]

ICYMI: August 26, 2016

Feature Story Cancer is now the leading cause of death in 22 states. Surprisingly, thats good news. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 (Vox) — For a long time, if you lived in America, there was a very good chance you’d die of heart disease. For more than half a century, it’s been far and away the […]

Do your kids have everything they need to start school?

The new school year is upon us.  Before it gets too late, take care of your children’s back to school vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your doctor to get your kids ready for school. Most states require students to receive certain vaccinations before they […]

ICYMI: July 8, 2016

Leading researchers recommend major change in prostate cancer treatment WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Leading American and British cancer researchers are urging that all men with advanced prostate cancer strongly consider being tested for inherited gene mutations — both to help steer their treatment and to alert family members who themselves might be […]

ICYMI: June 24, 2016

Feature Story NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation recognizes the need for increased awareness on the connection between viruses and cancer. That’s why we launched Think About the Link, a multi-year education campaign that aims to increase screening rates for the viruses, increase immunization rates for HPV and hepatitis B and raise awareness of and access […]

ICYMI: February 26, 2016

Feature Story Most clinicians do not mention that HPV, HBV vaccines reduce cancer FRIDAY, February 19, 2016 (Infectious Disease News) — Only 7% of clinicians recommended to patients that the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines specifically can reduce cancer, according to a recent survey. “The majority of physicians and other health care providers surveyed reported that […]

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resources

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus transmitted through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are linked to HPV. The virus is also linked to vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer, and cancer of the head and neck. Most sexually active American women will be exposed to the virus by […]