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  • Cervical and anal screening

    Infection with certain types of a common virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cell changes in the cervix that can lead to cervical cancer. People...

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  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and HIV

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer affecting the immune system. People with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV, are at increased risk of developing NHL. Most people with...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Kaposi's sarcoma results in lesions on the skin, mucous membranes, or internal organs.It often improves or disappears once HIV treatment is started.Kaposi's sarcoma is seen...

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  • Lung cancer

    The main cause of lung cancer is smoking.It is more common in people living with HIV than in the general population.Lung cancer is diagnosed with a chest x-ray;...

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  • Cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer is caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV).Cervical screening tests for changes in cells that can lead to cervical cancer.Treatment for cell...

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  • Anal cancer

    Anal cancer is caused by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV).It is usually treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.Anal cancer is more common in HIV-positive gay...

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  • Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural States

    The problem the vaccine has faced is its link to a taboo in American culture: sexual activity among teenagers. Health-care providers are the biggest hurdle to getting more children vaccinated.

    11 September 2017 | MIT Technology Review
  • HPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awards

    The Lasker Awards, among the most prestigious in medicine, will go to two National Cancer Institute researchers whose work led to the development of vaccines that prevent cervical cancer, and to Planned Parenthood for providing “essential health services and reproductive care” to millions of women, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said Wednesday.

    06 September 2017 | Washington Post
  • People with HIV Face Risk of Cancer Death

    The good news about HIV is that over the past several decades, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has made it possible for infected individuals to avoid developing full-blown AIDS and enjoy a much longer lifespan. The bad news is that they may be at higher risk of dying of cancer compared with uninfected individuals.

    04 September 2017 | Contagion Live
  • Risk for secondary cancers after Kaposi sarcoma has declined

    Overall risk for secondary cancers after Kaposi sarcoma decreased over time; however, the type of secondary tunors among patients with Kaposi sarcoma have changed over time. “If physicians are aware of the type of tumors that may potentially follow Kaposi sarcoma and other tumors, screening could be implemented to afford the patients a better chance of survival,” Fahad Mukhtar, MD, MPH, of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at University of South Florida, told HemOnc Today.

    29 August 2017 | Healio
  • Looking for 'a multitude of ways to cure HIV'

    HIV researchers draw hope from cancer immunotherapies — and inspiration from Timothy Ray Brown

    22 August 2017 | Fred Hutch News Service
  • Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

    Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

    21 July 2017 | Huffington Post
  • Expanding HPV vaccine to teenage boys ‘not cost effective’, says official advice

    The HPV vaccination should not be extended to boys as it is not cost-effective, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended. In an interim statement, published today by the Department of Health, the JCVI concluded that the risk of infection in males has already been substantially reduced by good vaccine uptake in girls.

    19 July 2017 | Pulse
  • Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

    Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

    19 July 2017 | BBC Health
  • Liver Cancer is What Killed Jailed Chinese Dissident Lu Xiaobo

    The dissident’s plight has come under a global spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that Liu fell gravely ill because his cancer was not detected or treated while he was in prison. Prison authorities said Liu, who also had a history with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) received monthly check-ups and had “no abnormal conditions” before the liver cancer diagnosis.

    17 July 2017 | Hepmag
  • FDA advisory committee recommends first-ever CAR-T gene therapy treatment for cancer

    The FDA recommends approval of first-ever CAR-T gene therapy treatment for cancer. The story behind how this novel treatment and clinical trial was first funded by ACGT.

    13 July 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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