Vaccination key to preventing HPV-related cancers

Vaccinating young males and females against several types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could dramatically reduce the incidence of HPV-related cancers worldwide, according to Douglas Lowy, M.D., deputy director of the National Cancer Institute.

VU research shines at international AIDS meet

Vanderbilt University’s Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.D., MPH, DrPH, received the IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award at the International AIDS Conference last week in Washington, D.C.

Factor sensitizes cancer to radiation

Measuring levels of an enzyme in head and neck tumors may indicate how the tumor will respond to radiation therapy.

‘Acid test’ for cervical cancer

An inexpensive, low-tech test for cervical cancer may be a good option for screening for the disease among HIV-infected women in developing countries.

Virus-linked cancer gets help from host

Host cell protein may be a target for strategies to limit spread of virus-induced squamous cell cancers.

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