• MRI can determine if a patient has endometrial versus cervical cancer even when a biopsy can't make that distinction, according to a new study. Determining the primary site of a tumor helps determine appropriate cancer treatment.
  • Girls who get the cervical cancer jab in their teens may now only need a screening twice in their lifetime, a UK professor has claimed.
  • Researchers say that while immunizing young Australian women against the human papillomavirus (HPV) with an aim to reduce cases of cervical cancer found that transmission rates for genital warts have fallen drastically.
  • Women in South Africa who underwent human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA-based testing or visual inspection of the cervix followed by treatment of test-positive women with cryotherapy had a statistically significant reduction in high grade cervical cancer precursors, compared with women in a control group, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
  • A medical researcher at the University of Leicester has made a significant advance in the treatment of cervical cancer.
  • The vast majority of pediatricians and family physicians nationally are offering the human papillomavirus (also called HPV) vaccine, though fewer physicians are strongly encouraging it for 11- to 12-year-old girls as recommended by national guidelines, according to a survey in the September issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers is over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing for the same conditions a community-based study in Mexico has revealed.