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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence
May 1, 2016

BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between psychosocial stressors and immune suppression, according to recent study findings presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

To evaluate the correlation between psychosocial stressors HPV persistence/infection, Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD, chief of the division of adolescent and young adult medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, and colleagues enrolled women (n=333) aged 12 to 21 years in reoccurring 6 month examinations for HPV testing.

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VIDEO: Trial demonstrates potential to move away from toxic chemotherapies breast cancer

May 1, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania,
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VIDEO: New approaches demonstrate potential to exploit immune system to treat cancer

April 30, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, deputy director of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and executive director of the institute’s Center for…

NCI grant to fund AML research at City of Hope

April 29, 2016
The NCI awarded a $2.3 million grant to a research team at City of Hope led by Steven T. Rosen, MD, the institution’s provost and chief scientific officer.The…
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Increased frequency of unknown primary SCC linked to HPV–positive disease

April 29, 2016
HPV–positive unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma (UPSCC) appeared to be most prevalent among younger men, results showed.
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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VIDEO: CAR-T cell therapy may target EGFR variant III in glioblastoma

April 26, 2016
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World Lung Updates: Immunotherapy in NSCLC

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Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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