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Black and Latino men with HPV-associated throat cancer experience worse outcomes—including higher death rates—than white men.
A partnership to prevent human papillomavirus cancers maintained and even grew HPV vaccination rates for 9- to 13-year-olds.
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
Early vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer by nearly 90%, but many young people remain unprotected.
A majority people with oral and throat cancer tested positive for DNA from high-risk HPV types in their saliva.
The antibody-drug conjugate Tivdak led to remission in 24% of cervical cancer patients.
Teens can receive the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine.
The agency emphasizes new therapies, prevention strategies and diagnostic advice for gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections.
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
However, other malignancies caused by human papillomavirus, including anal and oral cancers, are on the rise.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
Multiple oral sex partners are also linked to oral cancers, but the answer isn’t abstinence—it’s the HPV vaccine.
The decrease is largely due to improved lung cancer treatment, but the impact of COVID-19 is not yet known.
A recent study analyzed immune responses to the HPV vaccine among HIV-positive youths 7 to 20 years old.
Compared with unvaccinated women, the risk among women vaccinated before age 17 dropped by almost 90%.
Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention
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