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Watch videos and read articles about the impact of HPV tests in cervical cancer screening.

 

Hear the physicians perspective on primary screening:

"Taking a test that was meant to detect cancer and using it to detect pre-malignant lesions has clear limits.."


Dr. Shulman Discusses the Benefits of Primary Screening

“In this day and age when we all look for improvements in detection and reductions in cost, I think we truly have found a marvelous next step in where we need to be going for cervical cancer screening and cervical dysplasia screening.”

- Dr. Lee P. Shulman
SOURCE: ACOG 2014 , May 27, 2014

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Are Pap Smears on the Way Out?

“The HPV test is also more objective than Pap tests, which rely on the judgment of health professionals viewing slides under a microscope.”

- The New York Times Editorial Board
SOURCE: the new york times , May 4, 2014

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HPV Screening Test Approved by FDA

“Roche Diagnostics conducted a well-designed study that provided the FDA with a reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness when used as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer.”

- Alberto Gutierrez, PhD
Source: HCP Live, April 25, 2014

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A New Way to Screen for Cervical Cancer

“The objective was to maximize how we effectively find these women who are HPV positive and will have these lesions, and get them to the right procedure without sending too many women to these procedures. By doing this and looking at the usefulness of HPV DNA testing, we think we’re getting much better about finding the appropriate women to send to the appropriate procedures for biopsy.”

- Dr. Aaron Ermel 
SOURCE: SOund Medicine, Public Radio's News Health Magazine, NPR,  June 9, 2014

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Rethinking Cervical Cancer Screening

“We have come a long way since 1928, when Dr. Papanicolaou first proposed cancer cells on a vaginal smear as an early warning sign of cervical cancer. We now know that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the culprit and that persistent high-risk HPV infections lead to cervical cancers.”

- Dr. Sandra Fryhofer
SOURCE: Medscape (Login required), April 24, 2014

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FDA Approves New DNA Test for Cervical Cancer

“This is good news. This is basically a tool to help us identify pre-cancers and cancers and save lives.”

- Dr. Stephanie Blank, NYU Langone Medical Center
SOURCE: CNBC, April 25, 2014

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HPV Test Approved for Cervical Cancer Screening

“Women need better access to screening tools that include primary HPV screening in order to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.”

- Dr. Thomas Wright Jr.
SOURCE: CNN Health, April 24, 2014

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