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Advice on Best ART Regimen for Patients Taking Cancer Therapy

Because no clinical trials address the question and published data are insufficient to support guidelines, the optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen for patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy remains unknown. But experts from Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center offer suggestions to help clinicians individualize therapy for each patient.

Published
25 June 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Gardasil cleared for anal cancer prevention in EU

The European Commission has approved a new indication for Sanofi Pasteur MSD's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, giving the nod for it to be used in the prevention of anal cancer.

Published
19 June 2014
From
PMLive
Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say

Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory.

Published
20 May 2014
From
The Independent
Big Pharma, my cancer patient and me

Compassionate access schemes for these incredibly expensive drugs might facilitate access for selected patients but they are not truly compassionate in the way that the average person understands. If government subsidy looks unlikely, access schemes are retired, sometimes abruptly.

Published
02 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Gardasil®: CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for New Indication, for the Prevention of Anal Cancers and Anal Precancerous Lesions, in the European Union

The efficacy of Gardasil® against anal disease - anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) and anal cancer - was evaluated in a population of 598 men who have sex with men between 16 and 26 years of age naïve to HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The efficacy of Gardasil® in reducing the incidence of anal precancerous lesions grades 2/3 (AIN 2/3) related to vaccine HPV types 6, 11, 16 & 18 was 74.9%. Median duration of follow-up was 2.15 years.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Sanofi Pasteur press release
Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in HIV Patients

Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with H.I.V., a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others.

Published
22 April 2014
From
New York Times
Heavy Popper Use in Gay MACS Cohort Linked to New Heart Disease, Cancer

Heavy long-term use of inhaled nitrites (poppers) was linked to new cardiovascular disease and cancer in HIV-positive and negative gay/bisexual men in the US Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). More than half of men in this prospective cohort used poppers.

Published
14 March 2014
From
NATAP
Low level HIV viremia a modifiable risk factor for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) remains high in HIV-infected patients despite treatment with antiretroviral therapy, and ongoing low-level HIV replication may be a contributing factor, new research hints.

Published
05 March 2014
From
Medscape
The Eastern Cape cancer mystery

Many Eastern Cape children infected with HIV at birth are developing AIDS-defining cancers as they reach adulthood, but HIV is unlikely to be the only driver of the what haematologists suspect is an inexplicably high concentration of blood cancers in the province.

Published
27 February 2014
From
Health-e
British HIV Association guidelines for HIV-associated malignancies 2014

The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and management of adults with HIV infection and malignancy. The scope includes the management of diagnosed malignancies in people living with HIV but does not address screening for malignancies in this population.

Published
18 February 2014
From
British HIV Association
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