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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
Early antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of infection-related cancers

People who started antiretroviral therapy at a CD4 cell count above 500 had a significantly lower risk of developing a cancer with an infectious cause when compared

Published
25 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
US: Vaccine Has Sharply Reduced HPV in Teenage Girls, Study Says

A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer has already reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, federal researchers said Monday.

Published
22 February 2016
From
New York Times
Bladder cancer occurring earlier in people with HIV, and cases more difficult to treat, French study finds

The frequency of bladder cancer is elevated in patients with HIV, investigators from Paris report in PLoS ONE. Although the malignancy was rare, it often presented in an

Published
05 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
US study shows importance of access to chemotherapy for HIV-positive patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

HIV is associated with poorer outcomes in patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, according to US research published in AIDS. Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base revealed a

Published
28 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
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