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New model reveals achieving an 80% HPV vaccination rate could eliminate nearly 1 million cases of male oropharyngeal cancer this century

Photo of young man getting a shot. (Photo by Getty Images)

December 15, 2021

A nationwide effort to adequately vaccinate 8 in 10 adolescents against the human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 934,000 cases of virus-associated, male oropharyngeal cancer over this century, reported investigators at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health in The Lancet Regional Health—Americas.




Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring

Photo of pregnant woman holding pill. (Photo by Getty Images)

November 9, 2021

Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).

The study was published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.





Colorectal cancer patient helps others with autobiography

Mark and Laura Shook are enjoying their lives, family, and church after a shocking colorectal cancer diagnosis 12 years ago. (Photo by Alyssa Duty/UT Physicians)

October 14, 2021

Although she couldn’t quite place what was wrong, Laura Shook knew something wasn’t right with her body. Upon hearing the grave cancer diagnosis of beloved actress Farrah Fawcett, her concerns grew. She knew it was time to seek out professional help.



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