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ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate multiple regions of the world and their varied socioeconomic and structural resources.

Although HPV vaccine has been around for more than a decade, the uptake of the vaccine has been less than ideal in many places, including in high-resource countries such as the United States," Silvina Arrossi, PhD, a researcher at Instituto Nacional del Cancer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and co-chair of the panel that developed the guidelines, said in a press release. “As an organization of cancer doctors, the ASCO continues to endorse HPV vaccination programs and efforts to help spare more women around the world from this very difficult cancer.”

In the Journals

Despite decline in mumps encephalitis, all-cause encephalitis continues to rise

March 22, 2017
Although hospital admissions for encephalitis related to measles and mumps has decreased significantly in England, the incidence of all-cause childhood encephalitis is
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Serial influenza vaccination reduces risk for hospitalization

March 22, 2017
In Australia, patients who were vaccinated against influenza during the current and previous season were less likely to develop severe illnesses requiring…

Measles outbreak in Romania grows to 3,400 cases, threatens region

March 13, 2017
National public health officials said an ongoing measles outbreak in Romania has infected more than 3,400 people and killed at least 17 despite an aggressive nationwide…
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Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Recent progress in development of universal flu vaccine

April 19, 2016
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Pediatric vaccination updates: The latest news physicians should know

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Following a meeting last week in which the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice approved several updates to its…

Meeting News

Routine influenza vaccination at EDs reduces cost

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Offering influenza vaccination regularly to patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department lessens the financial and

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CDC recommends preteens receive only two HPV vaccinations

October 20, 2016
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending younger adolescents aged 11 to 12 years receive only two doses of HPV…

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Sabin-IPV produces VAPP protection comparable with Salk-IPV

October 20, 2016
A Sabin strain-based inactivated poliovirus vaccine administered to Chinese infants rendered an immune response against vaccine-associated paralytic…

Arkansas mumps outbreak grows to more than 500 cases

October 18, 2016
Health officials said an outbreak of mumps in northwestern Arkansas has reached more than 500 cases — the largest ever recorded in the state…

In the Journals

Influenza vaccine uptake lower in children using certain CAM practices

October 17, 2016
Children who have used certain complementary and alternative medicines domains had lower annual influenza vaccine rates, according to data published…

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Despite stable immunization rates, vaccination strategies needed for disadvantaged youth

October 17, 2016
Vaccination coverage remained high among U.S. children aged 19 to 35 months; however, strategies to increase vaccination in children living in…

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Death rates for many communicable diseases fell in past decade

October 11, 2016
Over the past decade, significant declines were seen in total deaths and age-standardized death rates for many of the world’s communicable…

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Are HPV vaccination rates in the pediatric office reflective of the quality of adolescent care that an office gives?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2016
Point HPV vaccination is just one element of adolescent vaccination, which is just one element of adolescent preventive care. However, HPV…

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Pediatricians play key role in debunking vaccine myths

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2016
The percentage of pediatricians who encounter parental refusal of vaccinations increased from 75% in 2006 to 87% in 2013, according to results of The…

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