Category: Rebecca Perkins

Study: Risk Of Hidden Cancer In Gynecologic Surgery Higher Than Previously Thought

WBUR “CommonHealth” Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine Undetected cancer among women undergoing a type of minimally invasive hysterectomy or fibroid removal surgery is more common than previously thought, a new study finds. Researchers at Boston Medical Center report that the risk of such hidden cancer is about 1 in 352 women… Expert quote: “The take-home message […]

Doctor, Parental Assumptions Can Delay Delivery of HPV Vaccine, Study Says

Boston Magazine “Hub Health Blog” Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine Talking with your kids about sex can be awkward for all involved, but new research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) suggests that not talking about it may be even worse… Expert quote: “Emphasis on cancer prevention and concurrent administration with other routine childhood […]

HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study

HealthDay News Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years… Expert quote: “Almost everybody [parents and doctors] we talked to thought getting the vaccine was a good idea. They thought that preventing cancer is good […]

Which Test is Best For Cervical Cancer?

Boston Magazine “Hub Health Blog” Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine Elizabeth Stier, School of Medicine Pap? HPV? Boston Medical Center researchers say it’s best to do both, with some caveats… Expert quote by Perkins: “We also must remember that the majority of cervical cancers occur in women who have not had any recent screening and […]

Cancer vaccine may miss mark for some black women, study finds

The Grio Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine A black female’s genetic make-up may reduce the effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in curbing rates of cervical cancer among that population, according to preliminary findings by researchers at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Epidemiology Department… Expert […]

Many Docs Don’t Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

HealthDay News Rebecca Perkins, School of Medicine Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study… Expert quote: “In the current survey and others, providers stated that the largest barrier to HPV vaccination was patients and parents declining to receive the vaccine. However, studies […]