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BY Meagan Raeke

Despite the fact that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been available in the U.S. for over 10 years and remains the only vaccine to protect against multiple types of cancer, several recent studies show that public knowledge about the vaccine and HPV’s relationship to cancer remains low.

HPV is responsible for 90% of cervical and anal cancers, and 70% of oropharyngeal (throat) cancers.

The first-generation HPV...

Three studies show lack of awareness about the tie between HPV, various cancers and cancer prevention through the HPV vaccine.

BY Meagan Raeke

A study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that the prevalence of the types of oral human papillomavirus...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the human papillomavirus is responsible for roughly 33,700 new cancer cases each...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers, together with collaborators from Mozambique, Brazil and the U.S., have been awarded a $5.1 million grant to evaluate innovative approaches to increase screening and prevention of cervical cancers in Mozambique, which has some of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world.

The grant was awarded by the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, sponsored by the U.S...

A collaborative project involving researchers from MD Anderson has been awarded a $5.1 million grant to evaluate innovative approaches to increase screening and prevention of cervical cancers in Mozambique.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

In recent years, the surgical technique sentinel lymph node biopsy has allowed surgeons to more accurately determine how far cancer has spread...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Despite the availability of vaccines that could prevent the majority of cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), the incidence of...

BY Kathryn Boom

In Texas, the number is even lower. Only 33% of Texas teens were up to date. That’s a lot of room for improvement.

Having spent the...

BY MD Anderson staff

World Cancer Day is Saturday, Feb. 4. It’s the one singular initiative under which the entire world unites to fight cancer through prevention...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide and was responsible for approximately 266,000 deaths in 2012, according...

BY Ronda Wendler

A program designed to reduce cervical- and breast-cancer deaths among women in developing countries is celebrating its fifth anniversary this...