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Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Category: Science blog January 24, 2019 11 comments

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

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Too soon to say cervical cancer DNA test will ‘revolutionise screening’

Category: Science blog December 19, 2018 13 comments

A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but it’s a long way from being used in cervical screening.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 8 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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6 things you need to know about cervical screening

Category: Science blog June 12, 2017 6 comments

For Cervical Screening Awareness Week we answer some commonly asked questions around who the procedure is for, and what it involves.

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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Category: Science blog February 8, 2017 3 comments

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done to prevent the disease in the future.

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Cancer screening – the difference between what people say and what they do

Category: Science blog February 16, 2015 4 comments

New research has revealed the differences between attitudes to cancer screening and whether people take part – one of the scientists behind the study explores.

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HPV: the whole story, warts and all

Category: Science blog September 16, 2014 8 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science blog June 9, 2014 13 comments

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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A tribute to Anne Szarewski

Category: Science blog September 2, 2013 20 comments

In tribute to Anne Szarewski we look at her career and the huge contribution she made to our understanding of the links between HPV and cancer.

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Coming together in the global fight against cancer

Category: Science blog February 6, 2013 Comments are closed

What do an astronaut, a former First Lady and a CSI: Miami actress have in common? They were all speakers…

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