Tag Archives: Cervical Cancer

Cypriot researchers design early cancer screening device

Nicosia: Researchers at the University of Cyprus have designed a micro-device that could help doctors detect cancers in the small intestine in the very early stages when cancerous cells cannot be easily detected, a university professor said on Wednesday.

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Vaccine clears some precancerous cervical lesions in clinical trial

Washington: Scientists have used a genetically engineered vaccine to successfully eradicate high-grade precancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. The goal, say the scientists, was to find nonsurgical ways to treat precancerous lesions caused by HPV.

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New drug combo could make cancer more sensitive to chemo

London: Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell.

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New vaccine can prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers

Washington (IANS): A new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus, says a US-based study.

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Cancer cases on the rise in India

New Delhi: Cancer comes without warning. It does not give the victims an alarm to be alert and approach a cancer specialist as soon as it attacks them. Because of this mysterious character of this disease, as many as five lakh people are dying from cancer every year in India, according to a World Cancer Report from the World Health Organisation.

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Study finds VIA test ‘as good as’ PAP smear test for detection of cancer cervix

New Delhi: A study by researchers at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here has found that VIA (visual inspection with acetic acid) test, which costs about Rs 2, is as good as PAP smear test, which costs about Rs 1000, for the detection of cancer cervix in women.

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FDA approves first human papillomavirus test for primary cervical cancer screening

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first FDA-approved HPV DNA test for women 25 and older that can be used alone to help a healthcare professional assess the need for a woman to undergo additional diagnostic testing for cervical cancer. The test also can provide information about the patient’s risk for developing cervical cancer in the future.

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Promising cervical cancer study

Washington: Research on cervical cancer performed by a physician at the University of Arizona Cancer Centre at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Centre has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multi-site research project by Dr Bradley J Monk is expected to change the standard of care for women with advanced cervical cancer.

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HIV drug used to reverse effects of virus that causes cervical cancer

London: A commonly-used HIV drug has been shown to kill-off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that leads to cervical cancer in a clinical trial led by The University of Manchester with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi.

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Azad launches screening device for cervical cancer

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has launched screening device for cervical cancer, called AV Magni-Visualiser. The device has been designed and developed at the Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICPO), Noida, which is one of the premier institutes of ICMR and is involved in epidemiology and development of indigenous HPV vaccine.

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