Study supports new screening method for cervical cancer
A pilot study of screening for high risk human papillomavirus in England finds it has greater sensitivity than liquid-based cytology testing
A national roll-out of screening for routine primary high risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) is under way in England. To support it, a large pilot study of routine testing for hrHPV examined the prevalence and incidence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN, the pre-cancerous abnormalities) and cancer, comparing it with liquid-based cytology (LBC).
Testing was conducted in 2013-14, with follow-up in 2017.
Women testing hrHPV positive and cytology positive were referred for colposcopy, while those hrHPV positive but cytology negative were recalled early (at...
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