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Stigma around gynecological cancer stopping women from visiting general practitioner
The Guardian
False assumptions about the links between sexual promiscuity and gynaecological cancers, such as womb and ovarian cancer, are creating a stigma around the diseases that could be costing women's lives, a charity has warned. Lack of knowledge about causes and symptoms of gynecological cancers is preventing women from seeking potentially life-saving medical advice and treatment, the Eve Appeal said.
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ASCT/ASCT Services Exhibit at ASC 2015
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Make sure to stop by the ASCT Booth in the Exhibit Hall during the Nov. 13-16, 2015 ASC Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Pick up a webinar schedule; order a Quality Assurance Center Module; renew your membership; and/or treat yourself to a tote bag, HPV plushy, microscope pin, notecards or playing cards. ASCT Executive Director Beth Denny will be at Booth #113.

ASCT Services, Inc. will be nearby in Booth #101. Stop by and learn more about joining ASCT Services' highly skilled laboratory survey teams. ASCT Services, Inc. directly impacts and improves patient care by upholding cytology CLIA regulations as well as individual laboratory standards and procedures. Learn more about this rewarding opportunity.

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HPV infection of placentas linked to pregnancy complications
Medical Xpress
In a landmark study published in Modern Pathology, University of Otago researchers have found that human papilloma virus (HPV) can infect the placenta and is linked to several pregnancy complications, including the potentially fatal disorder pre-eclampsia. The Department of Pathology and Department of Women's and Children's Health researchers used multiple techniques to show that HPV had infected three-quarters (253) of the placentas studied.
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Sonography, MRI comparable for cervical cancer staging
Cancer Therapy Advisor
Transvaginal sonography, performed by a dedicated gynecologic radiologist, is comparable to magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing and staging local cervical cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. Fiachra Moloney, M.D., from Cork University Hospital in Ireland, and colleagues compared the diagnostic accuracy of TVS with MRI for the local staging of cervical cancer in 46 patients diagnosed with invasive carcinoma of the cervix over a three-year period.
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Focusing on developing advanced technologies for cervical cancer diagnosis
medGadget
Adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two major types of cervical cancer. Almost all of the cases of cervical cancer occur due to human papillomavirus and 90 percent of them are of squamous cell carcinoma. Growing number of HIV infected persons and suppressed immune system are the main factors that contribute to the growth of the global cervical cancer diagnostic tests market.
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Uprising against HPV vaccine mandate sweeps Rhode Island
The New American
Rhode Island health bureaucrats are facing an uprising among parents, lawmakers, and even some doctors after issuing a deeply controversial vaccine mandate last month. Unless it is reversed, the decree purports to require that all 7th grade students, generally about 11-years old, be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease prior to starting school in September.
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Carboplatin versus cisplatin in cervical cancer
OncLive
A noninferiority trial conducted by investigators from Japan, JCOG0505, evaluated cisplatin and paclitaxel compared with carboplatin and paclitaxel in 253 women with advanced or metastatic cervical cancer. Results from the intent-to-treat population showed similar survival outcomes between the two regimens, suggesting that carboplatin may be interchangeable with cisplatin.
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Study finds mobile phone data can help predict seasonal infectious diseases
Fierce Mobile Government
Mobile phone data could help predict how seasonal infectious diseases are spread and help policymakers make decisions about interventions, researchers from Princeton University, Harvard University and other institutions said in a recently published study.
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Most women who've had this type of cancer didn't show symptoms
Yahoo!
When it comes to breast cancer and skin cancer prevention, you know the drill: Feel yourself up to make sure there are no unwanted guests and spot check your bod for any suspicious activity. But there’s another sneaky cancer you should keep tabs on just as much — and this one’s not so easy to spot.
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