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Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BBC
AIDS patients have increased risk of death due to non-AIDS-related cancers

People diagnosed with AIDS have a very high risk of dying of a non-AIDS-defining cancer, Italian investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
26 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV-infected patients less likely to get cancer treatment

HIV-infected cancer patients are much less likely to receive treatment for tumors than people who don’t have the virus, a large U.S. study suggests.

Published
18 May 2016
From
Reuters
HCV associated with increased risk of cancers of the head and neck

Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with an increased risk of head and neck cancer (HNCs), investigators from the United States report in the Journal

Published
09 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
People treated for hepatitis C have unexpectedly high rate of liver cancer recurrence

Hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis who were treated with direct-acting antivirals had about twice the expected likelihood of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with the excess risk seen

Published
29 April 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C linked to increased risk of head, neck cancers, study suggests

People with hepatitis C may have at least twice the risk of developing certain head and neck cancers as individuals who don’t carry the virus, a U.S. study suggests.

Published
26 April 2016
From
The Globe and Mail
High-risk anal HPV infections persist in a significant proportion of HIV-negative MSM

Anal infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types associated with a high risk of pre-cancerous and cancerous cell changes persisted for two years in 37% of men who

Published
30 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
Scottish HPV vaccination programme extends to men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Scotland will be eligible to receive the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine. The Scottish Government is following the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which recommends a targeted vaccination programme for MSM aged up to 45 who attend GUM and HIV clinics.

Published
29 March 2016
From
Scottish Government
HIV drug could stop skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

An HIV drug could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment.

Published
15 March 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Study does not support routine HPV quadrivalent vaccination to protect against anal cancer in older people living with HIV

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine Gardasil does not protect older adults with HIV against persistent anal infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) or the development of HSIL, but the

Published
29 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
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