Proton therapy treatment for throat cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cnl-proton-throat-cancer-innovative/... Throat cancer is a general term, but it is often used to refer to cancer of the pharynx and larynx. These tumors are becoming more prevalent in young patients due to exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV) through sexual contact. Steven Frank, M.D., medical director for the Proton Therapy Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how head and neck cancers, primarily throat cancer, can be...

MWV Episode 80 - Harald zur Hausen - Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

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Vincent Racaniello speaks with Professor Harald zur Hausen, recipient of the 2013 Society for General Microbiology Prize Medal for "work that has had a far-reaching impact beyond microbiology." Professor zur Hausen talks about the beginnings of his work on the human papilloma virus (HPV) starting in 1972 with a group he setup to look at the "isolation and characterization of the viruses in genital warts." This group would lead to the discovery of HPV 16 and 18 (the leading cause of...

Why are HPV-related oral cancers on the rise?

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The number of oral cancer cases is increasing significantly due largely to the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that's most commonly spread through oral sex.

By 2020, HPV may cause more cases of throat cancer than cervical cancer.

Watch Erich Sturgis, M.D., professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson, talk about why HPV-related oral cancers, including throat cancer, are becoming more common.

Transcriptional Profiling by Sequencing of Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Dr. Rebecca Laborde, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares the results of a study appearing in the March 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, that supports the application of mRNA-seq technology as a way to more accurately stratify patients based on individual tumor biology to improve the understanding of tumor prognosis and treatment responses which would improve individualized patient care strategies. Available at:...

Alarming Increase in Throat Cancer Due to HPV

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Download from iTunes: http://bit.ly/uus4tw The number of new throat cancer cases in the United States has jumped by 125% in the last two decades. The main reason for this alarming increase in throat cancer HPV (Human Papillomavirus), the same virus that causes cervical cancer. Floyd Christopher Holsinger, M.D., Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses this topic as well as other causes, diagnoses, and treatment options for...

Vulvar Cancer: Often Misdiagnosed as an Abscess

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Vulvar cancer is rare, with around 4,000 women in the United States diagnosed each year. Doctors often misdiagnose vulvar cancer as an abscess, but if caught early it is highly curable with little disfigurement or sexual dysfunction. Charles Levenback, M.D., and Anuja Jhingran, M.D., both professors in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss the basics, diagnoses and treatment of vulvar cancer.

Vaginal Cancer Linked to Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)

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Vaginal cancer is rare, with 2,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Along with cervix and vulvar cancers, the most common cause of vaginal cancer is the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV). Charles Levenback, M.D., and Anuja Jhingran, M.D., both professors in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss the basics, diagnoses, and treatment for vaginal cancer.

Diane Harper: HPV Vaccine Efficacy (MWV52)

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In episode 52 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H, Professor in the departments of Community and Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Informatics and Personalized Health at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Harper played a critical role in the clinical studies associated with the HPV vaccines and has voiced concerns over...

TWiV Live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans (MWV49)

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In episode 49 of MicrobeWorld Video, Vincent and guests Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Roger Hendrix, and Harmit Malik recorded TWiV #135 live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, where they discussed transformation and oncogenesis by human papillomaviruses, the amazing collection of bacteriophages on the planet, and the evolution of genetic conflict between virus and host.

Summer's story

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In the BC Centre for Disease Control video hear the story of how Summer's passed away from cervical cancer.