From 2021 boys in the Netherlands will also be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus (HPV), State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public Health announced on Friday. Currently only girls are vaccinated against this virus, which can cause cervical cancer.
Women who worked in the DuPont Lycra factory in Dordrecht have an increased risk of struggling with pregnancy- or fertility problems, according to an investigation done by EenVandaag.
The number of women in the Netherlands infected with HPV - the virus that can cause cervical cancer - could be twice as high as previously assumed, according to a yet unpublished study by the Jeroen Bosch Hospital
Research done by the Dutch pharmacological vigilance center Lareb could neither prove or rule out a link between the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer and side effects suffered by girls who were vaccinated
The Utrecht University Medical Hospital must pay a record amount of 350 thousand euros in compensation to a woman who fell victim to a medical error. The woman was informed that she is suffering from cervical cancer two years after the diagnosis was made and is now terminally ill
Minister Edith Schippers of Pubic Health has put the funding for the new cervical cancer screening program on hold indefinitely. This follows accusations that one of the professors involved had neglected to mention conflicts of interest.
Preventative measures such as screening has reduced the mortality rate for cervical cancer by 50 percent in the past 25 years. The mortality rate for breast cancer has been reduced by 30 percent.
A professor at the VU University Medical Center, who is the driving force behind the new screening for cervical cancer, concealed business interests in that research, NRC reports based on their own research.
Researchers at the VU Medical Center think that boys should also be vaccinated against the HPV virus. Currently only girls are vaccinated against this virus, which causes cervical cancer.
Ab Osterhaus, a virologist at the Erasmus University, wants the Health Council to consider also vaccinating boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV), BNR reports.
The Minister of Foreign Trade, Lilianne Ploumen, expressed her appreciation and support for Gavi in Berlin today, committing the Netherlands to a quarter-billion euros in support. Gavi, founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, performs large-scale vaccination programs in developing countries worldwide.
Throat cancer is currently more often caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The number of throat cancer cases cause by HPV in the Netherlands has gone up sixfold in the last 20 years. Despite that dramatic increase, it does seem that this form of throat cancer is generally more easily treatable than other forms, the Volkskrant reports.
In the year 2014, more girls were vaccinated against the HPV-virus according to the National Institute of Public Health (RIVM).