HPV

The rise of oral cancerHead and neck cancers with roots in HPV are appearing in patients that do not demonstrate the high-risk behaviors usually associated with such cancers.
Different possibilities based on a patient’s unique needsDepending on the medical specialist caring for patients with HPV, traditional treatments for genital warts tend to fall into two general categories: provider-administered and patient-administered therapies, according to one specialist.
Uro Pipeline: FDA accepts biologics license application for bladder Ca agentOther pipeline developments discussed include an implantable device for OAB treatment, a subcutaneous hypogonadism treatment, efficacy results for an HPV drug, and the status of a device-based BPH treatment.
Are physicians missing the chance to recommend HPV vaccines?Physicians who opt against recommending HPV vaccination because they assume their patient is too young or not sexually active, or that the parent will refuse, are missing an opportunity to protect against a dangerous virus, according to a new study.
Update: HPV preventionThe clinical impact of HPV vaccination and guidelines for its use.
HPV vaccine rates, race, and incomeGeographic factors predict likelihood of HPV vaccine initiation rates, a study finds.
Vaccine for cervical cancer precursors holds promiseIf proven effective, the vaccine, called VGX-3100, would be the first non-ablative therapy for cervical precancer.
Expanded age indication cleared for Gardasil 9 in malesFDA approved expanded age indication for Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant (Gardasil 9, Merck) in males.
Unexplored skin virus population revealedMost of our normal skin-resident viruses reside in our skin bacteria, but may affect health via their influence on the microbiome.
CDC discusses HPV Cancer Prevention (VIDEO)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discusses the importance of HPV screening, vaccination, and the role of the clinician in helping prevent HPV and related cancers. The video presents three viewpoints: An OB-GYN who treats cervical cancer, a mother / Pediatrician who had her daughters vaccinated for HPV, and a survivor of cervical cancer.