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Blacks slow to opt for HPV vaccination
MedPage Today
Uptake of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has lagged considerably in African Americans as compared with other racial/ethnic groups for reasons that remain unclear, a review of a national database showed. Young African-American women were about half as likely to report HPV vaccination as compared with whites.
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Some patients need louder voice in cancer care
Oncology Nurse Advisor
A national survey conducted in England showed that 29,776 of 41,441 (72 percent) patients attending hospitals for cancer treatment over a three-month period reported positive experiences of decision-making involvement. However, respondents younger than age 55 years reported the most negative experience of involvement in treatment decisions, consistent with evidence from many other patient surveys cited by Anas El Turabi and fellow investigators from the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge.
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Surgeons form band N.E.D. to raise gynecologic cancer awareness
U.S. News & World Report
Six gynecologic oncologists across the country want to break the silence and eradicate the stigma surrounding gynecologic cancers by pushing them in the spotlight – literally. In 2008, the surgeons formed a rock band to raise awareness about the diseases that the American Cancer Society estimates will strike 91,730 women this year and cause 28,080 deaths. The goal was to connect the patients and survivors with their music, while also spreading the word to women who don't know they can get cancer "down there."
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TREATMENT


Dose-dense carboplatin/paclitaxel may become new standard for ovarian cancer
Healio
A dose-dense carboplatin plus paclitaxel treatment regimen may offer a new standard of care for first-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, according to long-term follow-up data from the JGOG 3016 trial.
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PREVENTION


Tamoxifen use, age predict chemo-induced amennorhea
Chemotherapy Advisor
Use of tamoxifen and age at treatment for breast cancer predict chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea among premenopausal women, according to research published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Vaccine coverage lags for US teenagers, especially for HPV
Medscape Medical News (free login required)
Large differences in vaccination coverage for teenagers in the U.S. show that "substantial missed opportunities" persist, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published online Aug. 29 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The gap is particularly apparent for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among girls.
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How exercise can help you ward off cancer
CBS News
If all you had to do to lower your cancer risk was a brisk walk, would you take 30 minutes out of your day? According to one cancer researcher, physical activity can curb your obesity risk, which in turn can reduce your odds of a life-threatening cancer.
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RESEARCH


Bad to the bone: Some breast cancer cells are primed to thrive
Medical Xpress
When a cancer cell sloughs off the edge of a tumor in the breast, it faces a tough road to survive. The cell must not only remain physically intact as it rushes through blood vessels, but it also must find a new organ to lodge itself in, take in enough nutrients and oxygen to stay alive, and begin dividing, all while escaping notice by the body's immune system.
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