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Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

July 3 (UPI) — Research shows that female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to become pregnant compared to women in the general population. A large population study linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancies, revealing that women and girls younger than 39 who were cancer survivors were 38 percent […]

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

While most HPV infections are cleared by the body’s immune system, persistent HPV infection can lead to the development of precancerous lesions and cervical cancer, shows research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The main author is Hilary K. Whitham, PhD, MPH, a research associate […]

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Artificial intelligence—commonly known as A.I.—is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I. to tailor product ads to customers’ tastes quicker and with more precision than any breathing marketing analyst. And, soon, A.I. will be used to “read” biomedical images more accurately than […]

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, creating an opportunity for researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them, while sparing normal cells. This concept is called “synthetic lethality” because the drug is only lethal to mutated (synthetic) cells. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering […]

Globally, Women’s Cancers Need a Fix, Not Just With Drugs

Globally, Women’s Cancers Need a Fix, Not Just With Drugs

Global efforts are needed to end preventable deaths from breast and cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as country-led efforts have failed, say the authors of a three-paper series in The Lancet New estimates generated as part of the series — “Health, Equity and Women’s Cancers” — show that the cost of inaction […]

Clues to Fighting Cervical Cancer Caused by HPV

Clues to Fighting Cervical Cancer Caused by HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States and has been identified as a primary cause of cervical cancer in women. Now, an international team of researchers led by the University of Missouri has completed studies on fruit flies with a condition that mimics a form of […]

Study: Smoking Causes Almost Half of Deaths from 12 Cancer Types

Study: Smoking Causes Almost Half of Deaths from 12 Cancer Types

Almost half the deaths (48.5%) from 12 different types of cancer combined are attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a study by researchers from the American Cancer Society and colleagues. Cancer types known to be caused by smoking include cancer of the liver, colon and rectum, lung, oral cavity and throat, esophagus, larynx (voice box), […]

Sparing Hope for the Future: Preserving Fertility in Cancer Patients

Sparing Hope for the Future: Preserving Fertility in Cancer Patients

While families around the world delay childbearing to later in life, cancer diagnoses are affecting people ever earlier in life. When these lifestyle trends collide, we see an increasing number of young women rendered infertile by cancer or cancer treatments. What can be done about it? What do doctors need to know? And does a […]

New approach pioneered for treating HPV-related cervical cancer

New approach pioneered for treating HPV-related cervical cancer

oncologynurseadvisor.com – A drug that is already well established as a treatment for infection of the retina in people with AIDS has been shown, for the first time, to sensitize cervical cancer to chemotherapy and radiotherapy without an increase in toxic side-effects. These results were presented at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and […]

New drug could help in battle against cervical cancer

New drug could help in battle against cervical cancer

In Europe patients with recurrent or secondary cancer have a low chance of survival, with only 20-30% experiencing tumour shrinkage after conventional chemotherapy and life expectancy being diagnosed as less than one year for many. A Cancer Research UK-funded UK study led by researchers at the University of Leicester, with key collaborators from the Universities […]

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