Cancer News: Cervical

Cervical cancer survival improved by targeted drug in trial

In a phase 2 trial, a targeted antitumor drug prolonged survival for women with cervical cancer which has spread to the nearby tissues or lymph nodes.

DNA test can replace Pap smear, according to the FDA

An FDA committee unanimously recommended to replace the Pap smear by a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as the 1st-line standard for cervical cancer screening.

Cervical cancer radiotherapy increases colorectal cancer risk

Young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer have increased risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, they should begin screening earlier than normal.

Advanced cervical cancer patients: hope in targeted immunotherapy

A new type of personalized immunotherapy ("adoptive T cell therapy") showed striking results in a small phase 2 study for women with advanced cervical cancer.

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