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Sept. 2, 2016

Global Oncology wins NCI grant; 1100 Eastlake Building honored; Bish Paul pens essay in Science; Dr. Joseph Unger leads finasteride study.

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HPV vaccine uptake highest in Hispanic, low-income communities

Where you live matters for cancer-preventing shot, new study suggests

Jan. 13, 2016 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

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More early cervical cancer cases being detected under Affordable Care Act

New study finds higher rates of young women covered by parents' private insurance being diagnosed, treated earlier

Nov. 24, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study suggests that young women covered under the Affordable Care Act are finding, and treating, their cervical cancers earlier. A Fred Hutch expert weighs in.

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It’s not about sex, it’s about cancer

New, large study shows HPV vaccine does not increase sexual behavior in teen girls

Feb. 9, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new, large study shows HPV vaccine does not increase sexual behavior in teen girls.

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Should HPV test replace the Pap for cervical cancer screening?

A panel of experts offers interim guidance – but main message is get screened and vaccinated

Jan. 14, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An interim report developed with input from multiple medical organizations and published simultaneously in three leading gynecological journals last week provides guidance to health-care providers who want to offer a test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) as first-line screening for cervical cancer. The HPV test would take the place of the Pap test, which has been the standard since the 1950s.

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1 in 10 women is not being screened for cervical cancer

As with the HPV vaccine, a key barrier is 'missed opportunities' among doctors

Nov. 5, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Cervical cancer screening has been considered one of the great success stories in cancer prevention, yet about 8 million U.S. women have not been screened for the disease in the last five years, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The United States is going to be the shame of the developed world because our rates of [HPV vaccine] uptake are so much lower than other countries," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Denise Galloway, whose research helped lay the groundwork for the vaccine.

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