• HPV testing superior to cytology alone for detecting cervical neoplasia

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Gina S. Ogilvie
    Women screened for cervical cancer via primary HPV testing had a lower likelihood of developing grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia lesions at 48 months than women who underwent standard cytology testing, according to results from the randomized HPV FOCAL clinical trial.
    “These results have demonstrated that primary HPV testing detects cervical neoplasia earlier and more accurately than cytology,” Gina S. Ogilvie, MD, FCFP, DrPH, professor in the school of population and public health at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and a tier 1 Canada
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  • Study results call into question upper age limit for cervical cancer screening

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Sarah E. Dilley
    The upper age limit for cervical cancer screening may need to be increased, according to researchers who presented preliminary findings at this year's Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer.
    Guidelines recommend women stop undergoing cervical cancer screening after age 65 years. However, anecdotal reports indicated a considerably higher number of older women than might be expected present with cervical cancer.
    For this reason, Sarah E. Dilley, MD, fellow at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues evaluated the cervical cancer
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