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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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