cervical cancer

08/23/2013 - 12:41

A new study has revealed marked differences in the genomic terrain of the two most common types of cervical cancer, suggesting that patients might benefit from therapies geared to each type’s molecular idiosyncrasies.

 

06/04/2013 - 08:39

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that testing cervical tumors before treatment for vulnerability to chemotherapy predicts whether patients will do well or poorly with standard treatment. The study supports the future possibility of personalized medicine for cervical cancer, a tumor normally addressed with a one-size-fits-all approach.

 

03/12/2012 - 15:32

A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high. The findings indicate that education, screening, and vaccination programs in those places could be particularly useful, according to public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who authored the report.

03/02/2012 - 12:56

Regular cervical screening saves lives not only by discovering pre-cursors to cervical cancer before they become invasive - but also by improving the chances of successful treatment in cases where invasive cancer could not be prevented. This according to a new national population study published online in the prestigious scientific periodical, The British Medical Journal (BMJ).

12/01/2011 - 10:32

Shortening end caps on chromosomes in human cervical cancer cells disrupts DNA repair signaling, increases the cells’ sensitivity to radiation treatment and kills them more quickly, according to a study in Cancer Prevention Research.

09/28/2011 - 09:01

Pediatricians in Appalachia are less likely than doctors in other areas to encourage parents to have their children receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study.