HPV Discovery Raises Hope for New Cervical Cancer Treatments

Anindya DuttaResearchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made a discovery about human papillomavirus, or HPV for short, that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus. Anindya Dutta said that despite a vaccine, HPV cancers are likely “here to stay. So we need new therapies.”

HPV is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer and 95 percent of anal cancers. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease, infecting more than 79 million Americans. Most have no idea that they are infected or that they could be spreading it. [Read more]