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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 02:50 PM

Study: Therapy Completely Clears HPV in One-Third of Cervical Precancers

From https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/study-therapy-completely-clears-hpv-one-third-of-cervical-precancers

Study: Therapy Completely Clears HPV in One-Third of Cervical Precancers
Clinical trial shows promise of immune treatment against HPV infections that lead to cancer

A potential new immune-based therapy to treat precancers in the cervix completely eliminated both the lesion and the underlying HPV infection in a third of women enrolled in a clinical trial.

The shot, a therapeutic vaccine, injects a specific protein that triggers an immune system response to attack high-risk HPV types that cause nearly all cervical cancer precursors, known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, or CIN.

“There are very few products trying to cure women who already have an HPV infection,” says Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., professor of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan Medicine. “It’s very exciting. This is the first time we’ve seen something with this success rate that is relatively easy to implement.”

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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 03:16 PM

1. This could be a game-changer.

Complete eradication of genital cancers may be in sight if this pans out.

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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 03:26 PM

2. Awesome news!

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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 05:11 PM

3. This is very good news!

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