Tag Archives: Cancer

Dr Miriam Stoppard: HPV vaccination jabs are vital to beat cervical cancer

This is important. Routine vaccination of Scottish girls in the 12-13 age group against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has led to a dramatic fall in the disease that leads to cancer of the cervix. Vaccination works again! The HPV vaccination programme is so successful that even unvaccinated women are protected against HPV by “herd protection”… Read More »

Common cold virus could help cure cancer, study of ‘revolutionary’ treatment finds

LONDON — The common cold virus could cure cancer, scientists say, as a “revolutionary” treatment was found to eradicate the disease in a week. In the pioneering British trial, 15 patients were given an infusion of the bug, before undergoing surgery to remove and examine tumours. In every case, cancer cells had been destroyed and… Read More »

Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer

Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has studied a protein that regulates a gene… Read More »