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.
People in the world’s poorest regions have not benefited equally from the recent advancements made in cancer screening, prevention and treatment.
Some cancers are actually caused by viruses that linger for long periods in the body, or cause physical damage that later turns cancerous.
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.
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?
New research reveals a link between a diagnosis of cancer and a lifetime number of 10 or more sexual partners. But there are some flaws in the research we need to consider in interpreting the results.
Everyone will benefit from wider HPV vaccinations.
In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical ‘philosophical’ or ‘personal belief’ reasons.
Many countries have swapped Pap smears for the more accurate HPV screening. Why is the UK so far behind?
When British parents are informed of the risks of HPV, they want their sons to be vaccinated against the virus.
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.
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.
Rwanda’s vaccination programme for girls against HPV, the most common sexually transmitted disease was a huge success, thanks to implementation science.
A new study has found rates of genital warts have decreased significantly since the HPV vaccine was introduced.