News: human papilloma virus

Virus-linked Cancer Gets Help from Host

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Although viruses like HPV (human papilloma virus) are involved in a considerable number of cancers, it takes more than the viral infection for cancer to develop. Host proteins also play important roles. Mary Zutter, M.D., and colleagues are exploring the role of integrins – proteins that help cells attach to each other – in cancer […]

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness of this type of cancer and ways to prevent it or catch it early. The use of Pap smears, improvements in managing pre-cancerous abnormalities, and the introduction of a vaccine against the cause of cervical cancer, infection with the human papilloma virus, make cervical cancer […]