Oncology

New cervical cancer genetic mutations discovered

A comprehensive, genomic analysis of cervical cancer has shed new light on the condition that affects women's health the world over. The study by scientists from the Boston area, Mexico and Norway unveiled two recurrent mutations that were not previously known to be associated with the...

Just 4% of US ob-gyns adhere to cervical cancer guidelines, ACOG finds

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has found that despite it having issued guidelines for cervical cancer screening in 2009, US physicians have been slow to follow up. A survey of 10,000 obstetrician-gynaecologists, all of whom are ACOG members, found that just four per...

20% of UK women 'not taking up' cervical cancer screenings

Some 20 per cent of UK women do not attend cervical cancer screenings despite being asked to do so by their GPs, according to NHS statistics.

Vinegar swab reduces cervical cancer deaths 'by one-third'

A study carried out in India has successfully reduced the rate of cervical cancer deaths by almost one-third (31 per cent) using a simple, inexpensive vinegar swab.

CCFC announces new initiative to combat cervical cancer

The Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition (CCFC) has announced that it will spearhead a new global initiative to combat cervical cancer through "collaboration and information sharing", addressing the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur this week...

HPV vaccine costs 'too high' for developing countries

Pharmaceutical companies Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have negotiated a rate of $4.50 per dose to supply HPV vaccines to developing countries, a cost described by campaigners as "unjustifiably high". Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said the Gavi Alliance, which funds vaccine programmes in the...

'Cervical cancer screening a necessity' in Zimbabwe

Cervical cancer screening is a necessity for Zimbabwean women, the country's health and child welfare minister has said. Henry Madzorera made the statement as he launched the £60 million, four-year integrated support programme at Wilkins Hospital, reports the Zimbabwean...

More Sunyani women 'need to have cervical cancer checks'

Elizabeth Owusuah, the principal midwife at the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani in Ghana, has urged local women to go for a voluntary cervical cancer screening check-up.

Denpasar to provide 'cervical cancer aid to 2,000 women this year'

The Indonesian municipality of Denpasar has pledged to lower cervical cancer figures by providing free vaccinations and pap smears for 2,000 young girls this year.

Vaccine costs 'prohibiting cervical cancer advances in South Africa'

Many women could be saved from cervical cancer in South Africa if the cost of a vaccine was reduced, a charity has said.