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UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US
The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, say a national effort is needed to improve the rate of HPV vaccination and screening in the United States.
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Home test for HPV may be lifesaving for women who do not receive regular cervical cancer screenings
A study led by UNC Lineberger's Jennifer Smith, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, found that among a group of 429 women who did not undergo routine cervical cancer screenings, two-thirds used and returned an in-home self-test, and 15 percent tested positive for human papillomavirus.
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Study finds genetic variation may protect against certain HPV-linked oral cancers
Andrew Olshan, PhD, and colleagues reported in Nature Genetics that immune system-related genetic variation may provide new insight into the mechanisms of protection against human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer.
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Majority of parents support HPV vaccination requirements for school, but only with opt-outs
A national survey found that parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a “good idea” when there is an opt-out clause.
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Most HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients cancer-free with lower intensity chemo and radiation
A study led by a UNC Lineberger researcher found that lower doses of chemotherapy and radiation produced complete pathologic responses in 86 percent of a group of HPV-positive patients.
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