Test for cervical cancer prevention useful in limited-resource regions

October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p35
The article discusses research being done on the careHPV test as a useful primary screening method for cervical cancer prevention. It references a study published in a 2008 issue of "Lancet Oncology." The new test was performed using cervical specimens from a screening population-based cohort of women aged between 30 and 54 years. The sensitivity and specificity of the test for both vaginal and cervical specimens are given.


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