The immortal cancer cells of Henrietta Lacks revolutionized the fields of science, medicine and bioethics. And they still survive today, more than 70 years after her death.
Globally, most cancer patients die not because they don’t have access to newer drugs, but because they don’t have access to even basic treatments. Cancer groundshot aims to improve treatment access.
People in the world’s poorest regions have not benefited equally from the recent advancements made in cancer screening, prevention and treatment.
Oral sex is common among young people. Protection from STIs is not.
Addressing these gaps in the vaccination programme will ensure more people are being protected against the type of cancer.
Only 6,000 women used self-collection in cervical screening between 2017 and 2019, out of about one million women eligible. We need to boost those numbers if we’re ever to eliminate cervical cancer.
The HPV vaccine is an effective prevention for cervical cancer, especially if adolescents get it before sexual debut.
Regular testing can mean potentially fatal diseases can be picked up and treated early.
Researchers have found a way to encourage cervical cancer screenings and vaccinations in Korean American women. Might their findings also work in other underrepresented populations?
Everyone will benefit from wider HPV vaccinations.
It’s not just measles you need to worry about.
Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early.
Why it is now realistic to talk about eliminating cervical cancer altogether.
Many countries have swapped Pap smears for the more accurate HPV screening. Why is the UK so far behind?
Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.
Prevention against cervical cancer is the main aim of the Gardasil vaccine. But HPV is also linked to a large proportion of anal, vaginal and head and neck cancers.
For the first time, some Australian women will be eligible to collect their own sample for cervical screening. While it’s not as accurate as one from a GP or nurse, it could still save your life.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.
Smear tests are no fun for women, and the HPV vaccine and better screening will offer better protection from cancer and fewer trips to the women.
A new version of the HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against nine types of the virus, and is already being used overseas.