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Cervical Cancer: HPV Virus Test Boosts Detection

Cervical Cancer: HPV Virus Test Boosts Detection | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Doctors hail "incredibly exciting" results which suggest detection rates are vastly improved by testing for a particular virus.
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The relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer has long been established, with the virus being found in over 99% of cervical cancer cases.

Four research trials in England, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden over six-and-a-half years based on 175,000 women aged 20-64 found that screening women first for HPV protected 60%-70% more women from cancer than the traditional smear test. Increased protection was most noticeable in women aged 30-35 years.

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Do Viruses Play a Role in Breast Cancer Development?

Do Viruses Play a Role in Breast Cancer Development? | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
Graham Player Ph.D.'s insight:

A recent study done in Argentina tested 61 breast cancer samples from patients and found that 26% contained Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA sequences.

This is an important finding that could support the theory of a viral association with breast cancer. Whether the presence of the HPV virus is a cause, a consequence, or has no relationship to breast cancer development needs to be studied further.

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