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4 years 11 months ago

Panel: No need for annual cervical tests

First it was mammograms--now it's Pap smears. Most women in their 20s can have a Pap smear every two years instead of annually, say new guidelines that conclude that's enough to catch slow-growing cervical cancer. The change by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists comes amid a...

5 years 1 week ago

FDA approves Glaxo's cervical cancer vaccine

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Friday U.S. regulators approved its vaccine Cervarix to prevent the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. The approval from the Food and Drug Administration allows Glaxo to compete against Merck's blockbuster vaccine Gardasil, which has been on the market here since 2006. London-based...

5 years 1 week ago

FDA approves Glaxo's cervical cancer vaccine

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Friday U.S. regulators approved its vaccine Cervarix to prevent the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. The approval from the Food and Drug Administration allows Glaxo to compete against Merck's blockbuster vaccine Gardasil, which has been on the market here since 2006. London-based...

5 years 1 month ago

FDA panel backs Gardasil for use by men

Federal health advisers say Merck's vaccine Gardasil, which already is used to prevent cervical cancer in women, should also be approved to stop genital warts in men. A Food and Drug Administration panel voted unanimously with one abstention that the vaccine is effective for blocking the human papilloma virus, or...

5 years 1 month ago

New shot blocks cervical cancer virus, FDA says

A vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline blocks the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. In documents posted online, the FDA said Cervarix, Glaxo's vaccine against human papilloma virus or HPV, blocked the two most cancerous strains of the virus nearly 93 percent...

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