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Women's Health

Cervical Cancer Cut by 87% in HPV-Vaccinated Women

2021 05 Nov

New research, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in The Lancet, found 87% lower cervical cancer rates in English women who were offered the Cervarix human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine vaccinated at ages 12 and 13 than unvaccinated women of similar age. This study provides the first direct evidence of Cervarix‘s effectiveness in lowering cervical... Read more

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7 Health Tips Every Woman Should Know about Ageing

2021 02 Aug

Women are often the first line of defense when protecting their family’s health, but in doing so tend to put their concerns on the back burner. While ageing is a topic of concern for most women, few take the time to focus on themselves. Studies have proven that following these top health tips will extend and improve women’s lives expodentially, according... Read more

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Women’s Cancer Screenings Fell by More than 80% During COVID

2021 05 Jul

According to the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, breast cancer screenings for underserved women decreased by 87%, and by 84% for cervical cancer, during April 2020 when compared to the previous five years of averages for the month. In a statement, lead study author and CDC health scientist Amy DeGroff said... Read more

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New USPSTF draft Cervical Cancer Screening recommendations are a step back for Women's Health

2017 16 Sep

Hologic, Inc. is deeply concerned that the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not include a grade for co-testing (also known as Pap+HPV Together) in draft cervical cancer screening recommendations released this week. These draft recommendations do not consider the wealth of data supporting the value of co-testing, and will put... Read more

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Robot Radiology: AI for Cervical Cancer Detection

2017 29 Apr

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already exceeded human abilities in several areas. It is expected that soon AI will be used to read biomedical images more accurately than medical personnel alone. This could potentially result in better early cervical cancer detection at much lower cost.  See Also :  AI Systems 'Augment' Human Diagnosticians... Read more

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Study Supports Screening with Pap+HPV Together™ as Best Way to Detect Cervical Cancer & Pre-Cancer

2016 03 May

Co-testing with Pap+HPV Together™ results in significantly fewer false-negative results than either test  used alone 1 A new cervical cancer screening study demonstrates that Pap+HPV Together™ (co-testing) remains the most effective strategy for detecting high-grade cervical lesions 1,2, Hologic, Inc. has announced. The study, published... Read more

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Hologic Marks National Osteoporosis Month by Releasing New Consumer Survey

2016 02 May

New Data Suggests Nearly Half of Women Neglect to Take Action  Against Osteoporosis While nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) are aware of the effects that osteoporosis can have on their health, only about half report taking any steps to prevent it, 1  according to the results of a new survey has announced by Hologic. To mark the start... Read more

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Hologic’s 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Bus Takes Center Stage at Massachusetts Conference for Women

2015 07 Dec

A high-profile conference for Boston-area women will host Marlborough-based Hologic and its 40-foot 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ bus, a hands-on display of the latest innovation in breast cancer screening.   Hologic’s 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ bus is a walk-through tour and information center for women to learn about a new kind of mammogram, which clinical studies have... Read more

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New Modeling Analysis Shows Screening for Cervical Cancer with Pap+HPV Together™

2015 12 Nov

Co-testing could prevent more cases of invasive cervical cancer and cost the health care system less money over time, study shows Researchers presented a new clinical-economic modeling analysis this week showing that screening for cervical cancer with Pap+HPV Together™ (co-testing) using the Aptima® HPV assay (an mRNA-based HPV test) and the... Read more

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Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study

2015 16 Jul

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) has commented on an important cervical cancer screening studyipublished on-line this week in  Cancer Cytopathology , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study, by researchers at Quest Diagnostics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, supports current consensus guidelinesii for cervical... Read more