Single-dose human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine offers solid protection against cervical cancer

The meeting held from April 4th to 7th of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) evaluated the evidence that has emerged during the last few years about single-dose regimens providing a comparable efficacy to two to three-dose regimens. SAGE’s review concluded that a single-dose vaccine provides solid protection against HPV, the [...]

It is not always necessary to remove the ovaries in women who undergo the removal of the uterus

The only known function of the uterus is to contain and allow for the growth of the embryo during pregnancy, and promote the expulsion when labor comes. On the other hand, the ovaries have the main role of producing sexual hormones (mainly estrogen and progestin) and produce the ovum for reproduction to happen. But in [...]

Telemedicine in Spain

The advancement of technology and bioinformatics, and the pandemic itself, is allowing the use of virtual meetings to expand at a rate unthinkable a few years ago. And in this sense, there is no doubt that digitization is here to stay. Information and communication technology (ICT) was shown as an essential tool for the new [...]

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), is NOT useful in women with Ovarian Cancer

The role of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) was first studied more than two decades ago when randomized clinical trials compared surgery plus HIPEC versus palliative chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer. HIPEC consists of the administration of chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity after finishing a complete surgical removal of the tumor at a temperature [...]

HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk by up to 90%

The HPV vaccine is reducing cervical cancer cases by almost 90%, according to the first epidemiological data shown after vaccination started. Cancer Research UK described the findings as “historical” and said that it proved that the vaccine is saving lives. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV, and the hope is that [...]

Delays in the start of surgical treatment for Ovarian Cancer can reduce life expectancy

Women with ovarian cancer with delayed surgical treatment could face a shorter life expectancy Women with ovarian cancer must insist on visiting the doctor when symptoms persist, even when nonspecific. Also, they should visit an adequately trained specialist to get the best cure expectations and receive a multidisciplinary treatment as fast as possible, according to [...]