Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially offering a screening method other than pap smears.
Category: Cervical Cancer
Comic book aimed at cutting cervical cancer rates hits the stands
In a drive to reduce high cervical-cancer rates in Nigeria, a nonprofit organization co-founded by Stanford oncology researcher Ami Bhatt, MD, PhD, has enlisted the imaginative assistance of an educational comic book.
Aiming to wipe out cervical cancer with HPV vaccine, screening
The American Cancer Society joins forces with National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to promote the HPV vaccine and eliminate cervical cancer.
Huge study shows cancer benefits, limitations of antiretroviral therapy for HIV
Antiretroviral therapy, a breakthrough treatment for HIV infection, suppresses the levels of circulating HIV viral particles in the blood. When it works, cancer rates drop, according to a new study. Still, even when the therapy is successful, HIV-positive individuals retain elevated rates of cancer.
What everyone should know about HPV
During a recent talk, Lisa Goldthwaite, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford, told the truths of HPV, sharing practical insights and lessons that are important to everyone's health.
Listen to the human stories, the Henrietta Lacks family tells scientists
Author Rebecca Skloot and Henrietta Lacks family members discuss the importance of telling the human stories behind medical science
A look at cervical cancer prevention and screening
Douglas Lowy, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, recently spoke at Stanford Medicine.
Ultra-sensitive test for cancers & HIV developed by Stanford chemists
Stanford chemists have developed a highly sensitive and specific tool to screen for cancer and HIV -- 1000 times more sensitive than current clinical tests. …
Stanford fellow addresses burden of cervical cancer in Mongolia
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women worldwide, and Mongolia has one of the highest incidence rates in Eastern Asia. Prevention and …
Girls don’t have riskier sex after the HPV vaccine
When the first vaccines were introduced against the human papillomavirus, some people worried that this anti-cancer vaccine would give young women the wrong idea. The …
Study shows racial disparities in HPV vaccination
Much has been written here and elsewhere about the lower-than-ideal number of women and girls who get vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV). (The concern, of course, …
Some resolution for the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks
We've written quite a bit here about Henrietta Lacks, the poor black woman who died in 1951 of cervical cancer, and whose cancer cells - …
Stanford study: Women in developing world benefit from quick, effective cervical cancer test
Stanford researchers have used a quick, effective test for cervical cancer among low-income women in Thailand - the first successful use of the test, which …
Using Facebook to prevent HIV among at-risk groups
New research suggests that social networking sites, such as Facebook, could be effective tools in increasing awareness about HIV and potentially reducing infection rates among at-risk …
HPV-associated cancers are rising, HPV vaccination rates still too low, new national report says
Several cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are on the rise in the U.S., but the country's HPV vaccination rates remain dismally low, according …
Facebook application aims to raise awareness, prevent cervical cancer
An estimated 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 4,000 women die from the disease annually, according …