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    News and Features Related to Cervical Cancer

    1. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Q&A

      June 8, 2006 -- The FDA has approved Gardasil, a vaccine that targets the virus responsible for most cervical cancers and genital warts. Here are 12 questions and answers on the new vaccine. 1. What is Gardasil? Gardasil is a vaccine that targets four strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). Those str

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    2. Thumbs Up for Cervical Cancer Vaccine

      May 18, 2006 -- Government advisors strongly backed U.S. approval of the first cervical cancer vaccine Thursday, saying it appeared highly effective in preventing the infection that causes it. The vaccine, called Gardasil, was nearly 100% successful in protecting young women against new infections w

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    3. Cervical Cancer Vaccines: More Promise

      April 26, 2006 -- Two not-yet-approved vaccines that fight the leading cause of cervical cancer may hold broader promise than researchers had previously noted. The vaccines are Gardasil, made by Merck, and Cervarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline. The vaccines both target types of human papillomavirus (HPV

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    4. Cervix Treatment Raises Pregnancy Risk

      Feb. 9, 2006 -- Treatments that remove abnormal cervical lesions before they can turn into cancer save lives, but they may also lead to complications during pregnancy, a review of the research shows. Women who had the procedures also had an increased risk for several adverse pregnancy outcomes, incl

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    5. Early Uterine Cancer: Radiation Helps

      Jan. 24, 2006 -- Radiation therapy raises the odds of surviving endometrial cancer, a new study shows. Uterine cancer usually starts in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. It's easiest to cure when caught early: before the cancer breaks through the uterus and into surrounding tissues.

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    6. Cervical Cancer Risk May Linger

      Nov. 18, 2005 -- The risk of cervical cancer may linger for many years despite preventive treatment in high-risk women, according to a new study. Researchers found that women who had potentially precancerous cells removed from their cervix remain at increased risk for developing cervical cancer for

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    7. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Nearing FDA Review

      Oct. 31, 2005 -- A vaccine against the leading causes of cervical cancer will soon be up for FDA review. The vaccine, called Gardasil, is being filed for consideration "imminently," Eliav Barr, MD, told reporters in a conference call. Barr works for Merck Research Laboratories. Merck is Gardasil's d

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    8. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

      Oct. 6, 2005 -- An experimental vaccine that targets viruses responsible for most cervical cancers will soon be sent to the FDA for review. The vaccine is called Gardasil. It's made by Merck & Co. Merck spokeswoman Janet Skidmore tells WebMD that Merck will submit Gardasil for the FDA's review by th

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    9. Futuristic Microwave May Treat Cervical Cancer

      Sept. 7, 2005 - Microwave heat -- delivered by a futuristic machine -- may one day become part of the standard treatment for advanced cervical cancer. The finding comes from 68 cervical cancer patients treated in the U.S., the Netherlands, and Norway. All patients were treated with state-of-the-art

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    10. Improvements in Cervical Cancer Testing Needed

      Jan. 13, 2005 -- America's health professionals generally do a good job of screening for cervical cancer, but they could do even better, says Women In Government, a nonprofit lobbying group. All states have a significant opportunity to improve their performance in cervical cancer prevention by makin

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