World / Science & Health Nov 5, 2019

At-home test could boost screening for cervical cancer

An at-home, noninvasive screening for cervical pre-cancer could increase compliance with recommended follow-up tests, according to research presented Monday at a cancer conference. The new screening, called the S5 test, is based on a urine sample or a vaginal swab that women can collect themselves ...

'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'

Lifestyle Oct 4, 2014

'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'

by Masami Ito

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Japan. But what if there was a vaccine that could prevent a certain type of cancer? And what if it was free? Mika Matsufuji's daughter received a free vaccine to prevent cervical cancer from Suginami Ward when ...

Editorials Jun 14, 2013

HPV vaccine raises questions

The health ministry is being pressed to weigh the benefits of the anti-HPV inoculations for schoolgirls against the risks that they cause serious side effects.