Vaccines

Sweet Harmony: ACIP Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations for Males and Females

Sweet Harmony: ACIP Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations for Males and Females

June 28, 2019

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted at their June 2019 meeting to align their HPV vaccine recommendations for males and females through age 26 and to also recommend shared clinical decision making for previously unvaccinated men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. Organized by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Dare We Say It: Can a Nation Actually Eliminate Cervical Cancer?

Dare We Say It: Can a Nation Actually Eliminate Cervical Cancer?

June 7, 2019

It’s bold, this idea that cervical cancer can be eliminated. Increasingly, though, the “E” word is used by researchers and public health authorities in Australia as they gaze into their country’s future and gauge the impact of wide HPV vaccine coverage coupled with sophisticated cervical cancer screening tests. The land Down Under, simply put, rocks […]

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Desperate Housewives Star Talks about her Anal Cancer Diagnosis

Desperate Housewives Star Talks about her Anal Cancer Diagnosis

June 11, 2019

Hoping to lessen stigma and spur conversations between patients and health care professionals, Desperate Housewives actor Marcia Cross recently told CBS This Morning she was diagnosed with anal cancer about a year and a half ago. “High risk” types of HPV are associated with a number of cancers beyond cervical and include cancers of the […]

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FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults Over 26

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Adults Over 26

October 8, 2018

On October 5, 2018 the FDA approved use of the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine in males and females ages 27-45, expanding the previous indication that covered from ages 9-26. Gardasil 9 prevents infections with the “high-risk” HPV types most commonly found in a number of cancers worldwide, including cervical cancer. The vaccine also protects against […]

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