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Chronic Gum Disease Linked to HPV-related Head and Neck Cancers

Chronic periodontitis, or inflammation of the gums, is associated with a great risk of squamous cell carcinomas of the mouth and throat that contain human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published in the June 18, 2012, advance online edition of Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.alt

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Researchers Identify Origin of Cervical Cancer Caused by Human Papillomavirus

Researchers have identified a population of cells in the uterine cervix that appears to give rise to dysplasia and cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a report in the June 11, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.alt

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Researchers Identify Compounds that May Block HPV's Ability to Cause Cancer

Researchers have identified a set of compounds known as thiadiazolidinediones that interfere with the ability of human papillomavirus (HPV) to disable a key tumor suppressor protein, offering a potential new approach to treatment, according to a report in the April 20, 2012, issue of Chemistry & Biology. alt

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ASCO 2012: Treatment of Anal Cancer in People with HIV

HIV positive people may experience more aggressive anal cancer progression and require prompt diagnosis, researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2012) taking place this week in Chicago. A related study found that quadruple combination anal cancer therapy is safe and may be effective for both HIV positive and negative patients.


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CROI 2012: Electrocautery Superior to Imiquimod or 5-Fluorouracil for Treatment of Anal Neoplasia

Electrocautery was shown to be more effective and tolerable than topical imiquimod or 5-fluorouracil as a treatment for anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) in HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM), researchers reported in a late-breaker presentation at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) last week in Seattle.alt

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