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Despite Benefits, HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Too Low
BY Jason Harris
Despite impressive efficacy for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reducing the prevalence of high-risk oral HPV infections by 88 percent, many young adults still are not getting the vaccine – sparking concern in the health community.
 
Opdivo Is Promising for Advanced Anal Cancer, Study Shows
BY Jason Harris
The PD-1 inhibitor, Opdivo, may be a promising option for patients with advanced anal cancer, according to a recent study. 
As HPV-Related Cancer Rates Rise, Vaccination Numbers Remain Low
BY Allie Strickler
From stigma to convenience, there are many reasons why people do not get the HPV vaccine, although it can prevent some types of cancer. Lois Ramondetta, M.D., discusses updated recommendations and hopes for getting more young people vaccinated.
Encouraging Phase 2 Trial Data Seen With Immunotherapy in Metastatic Anal Cancer
BY Virginia Powers, PhD
Opdivo may be a promising treatment option for patients with  squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal. 
HPV Vaccination in Boys Found Cost-Effective in Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer
BY Christina Izzo
A new study has shown that vaccinating adolescent boys may be cost-effective for preventing oropharyngeal cancer, a disease that's projected to become the most common HPV-related cancer by 2020.
Study Highlights Geographical Differences in Cervical Cancer Incidence
BY Beth Fand Incollingo
States with the highest incidence of, and mortality from, cervical cancer also have the lowest uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by adolescent girls, researchers found in a recent study.
NORD Offers Information and Support for Patients of Rare Cancers
BY Peter L. Saltonstall
NORD was founded in 1983 by parents of children with rare diseases. Over the past 30 years, it has become a powerful advocacy voice for all patients with rare diseases, including cancer.
Rare Finds: A Rare Cancer Diagnosis
BY Charlotte Huff
Finding specialized care is worth the effort for patients with uncommon cancers.
HPV-Related Cancers Rising
BY Elizabeth Whittington

Cases of HPV-related cancers are on the rise, specifically those associated with head and neck and anal cancers.

Combining Radiation and Chemotherapy May Improve Outcomes
BY Roxanne Nelson

In the right cancer, radiation and chemotherapy can make a powerful duo. 

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