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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
Men living with HIV have a lower risk of prostate cancer

Incidence of prostate cancer is significantly lower among men living with HIV, investigators from California report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
22 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
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
People living with HIV at higher risk of cancers caused by smoking or viruses, but not all cancers

The risk of cancer is increased twofold for people with HIV compared to individuals in the general population, Danish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
16 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
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
HIV infection increases risk of melanoma

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of melanoma, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in PLOS ONE. Overall, people living with HIV had a

Published
25 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
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
Low CD4 count during HIV therapy increases risk of virus-related non-AIDS cancers

A poor CD4 response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with an increased risk of virus-related non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADC), US investigators report in AIDS. Several CD4 count

Published
09 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
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