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Parents' worries raise hurdles for Merck, GlaxoSmithKline HPV shots

Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have some persuading to do. A growing share of U.S. parents say they won't vaccinate their daughters against human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer. And that leaves Merck's Gardasil and GSK's Cervarix with a shrinking market.

Will NIH data win Avastin a new use in cervical cancer?

Could Avastin be on its way to another indication? On the heels of a broader approval for the drug in ovarian cancer in the EU, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has unveiled data showing Avastin helped patients with advanced cervical cancer live longer.

Merck's Gardasil deemed safe in another large study

Relax, parents, vaccine researchers say. Merck's ($MRK) human papillomavirus vaccine has proven safe in another large study designed to gauge its side effects. Required by regulators in the U.S. and Europe, the study flagged a couple of reactions, but its lead author called the findings "very reassuring."

Low HPV vaccination rates spur calls for wider use

Low vaccination rates against human papillomavirus (HPV) in Europe have regulators there urging all girls to get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus.

European officials back HPV shots for all girls

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) now says all girls should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, and it advises EU governments to push the shots. But the ECDC says vaccinating boys is "unlikely to be cost-effective."

Quest launches Dx that identifies cervical cancer risks

Quest Diagnostics ($DGX) is rolling out a new test that spots molecular changes that heighten a woman's chance of developing cervical cancer.

Australia backs plan to give HPV vax Gardasil to boys

For the first time, boys in Australia will receive the Gardasil vaccine, a series of shots typically given to high school-aged girls to prevent HPV, which can lead to cervical cancer in women.

Controversy halts HPV vax trial in India

According to a paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the epidemiology behind a large scale clinical trial of an HPV vaccine, run by PATH, is flawed and the trial is currently the subject of an investigation by the Indian government.

New HPV vax could treat cancer rather than prevent it

A team of U.S. researchers has created a synthetic vaccine that was effective in treated animals with HPV-derived cancer, and could be a step towards a cancer treatment with fewer side effects, according to a paper published in Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy.

'Hitchhiking' gold nanostars can sneak into cancer cells

Researchers at Northwestern University are touting some positive results for an inventive drug delivery method.