Curis announces selection of CUDC-907 as development candidate for cancer

October 19, 2015

Girls and young women: Ask your healthcare provider about the HPV vaccine, which protects against the two types of HPV (human papillomavirus) that cause the majority of cervical cancers. The vaccines are recommended for girls 11 to 12 years old, and are approved for girls and young women up to age 26. Even women who have been vaccinated will still need to be screened.Women age 21 or older:  Get the Pap test, which detects abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer.Women age 30 or older:  Get the Pap test and the HPV test together as part of routine cervical cancer screening. The HPV test detects the virus that causes cervical cancer, identifying those women at increased risk who will need to be monitored more closely.

"In 2010, more than 12,000 women were expected to be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 women were expected to die of this disease," said Deborah Arrindell, vice president of health policy for the American Social Health Association (www.ashastd) a partner in the Pearl of Wisdom campaign. "We have a unique opportunity, however, to stamp out cervical cancer because we know what causes it ?? HPV infection ?? and we have the tools available to prevent it."

SOURCE Tamika and Friends