HPV vaccine could be mandatory for public school students in Florida

January 31, 2018

By Jana Jones (WFLA) – Children attending public school in Florida may soon be required to be vaccinated for HPV. State Sen. José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) recently introduced the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” which would require all 11 and 12-year-old boys and girls in Florida schools to receive a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), […]

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Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

January 10, 2018

Researcher recommends women limit cadmium intake More than 31,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Through a five-year observational study recently published in PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, […]

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Christina S. Chu, MD, on HPV and Cervical/Vulvar Cancer

January 10, 2018

2017 NCCN Annual Conference Christina S. Chu, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses the link between human papillomavirus and genital cancers and what is known about the effect of HPV on treatment response and outcome. Source: The ASCO Post – http://www.ascopost.com/videos/2017-nccn-annual-conference/christina-s-chu-md-on-hpv-and-cervicalvulvar-cancer

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Cervical cancer death rates are much higher than thought, study says

January 10, 2018

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) The risk of dying from cervical cancer might be much higher than experts previously thought, and women are encouraged to continue recommended cancer screenings. Black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought, and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher, according […]

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How Household Chemicals Can Hurt Young Girls’ Health

January 10, 2018

A new study shows that early-life exposure to certain phthalates — a group of chemicals found in a wide variety of household items including shampoos, perfumes, nail polish, plastic toys, house building materials and more — is linked to lowered thyroid function in young girls. The new study, published in the journal Environment International looked […]

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Lynch Syndrome Is a Common Hereditary Condition That Can Cause Ovarian Cancer—So Why Isn’t Anybody Talking About It?

October 10, 2017

by NELL CASEY, Vogue.com It’s hard to recall a time before BRCA. In the two decades since testing for the two gene mutations—BRCA1 and BRCA2—linked to breast and ovarian cancers became available, tens of thousands of women whose results came back positive have elected to undergo prophylactic surgery, giving rise to the term previvors. Following […]

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Protein Discovery Brings Hope of Early Detection for Ovarian Cancer

August 14, 2017

Hopes of finding an early-warning signal for ovarian cancer have been boosted by a protein discovery at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). A research team from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, comprising cancer scientists, oncologists, gynaecologists and geneticists, spent three years investigating the earliest lesions involved in the disease with […]

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This FDA News Could Totally Shake Up The Beauty Industry

June 13, 2017

By Emily Rekstis | May 13, 2017 | NewBeauty.com It’s a little well-known fact in the beauty world that the FDA doesn’t have the strictest of regulations when it comes to monitoring beauty products. However, there are now two senators who are looking to change that. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins proposed the Personal […]

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Unexpected presence of glucose receptor in ovarian cancer links metabolism to most aggressive cases

May 31, 2017

A new study of non-diabetic women with ovarian cancer reveals a potential correlation and area for further study regarding the expression of the GLUT1 glucose transporter receptor at the cancer tissue level. GLUT1 is a receptor protein involved in the absorption of glucose, or sugar, in the bloodstream and across membranes in the body. Physiologically, […]

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