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Screening for cervical cancer: is there a place for incorporating tests for the human papillomavirus?

Abstract:

Well organized screening programmes for cervical cancer, based on exfoliative cervical cytology, are known to be effective at reducing the incidence of invasive cervical cancer and mortality from the disease. HPV testing should not replace cervical cytology as the first-line approach in screening for cervical cancer, as HPV testing is not sufficiently reliable and some cancers are not associated with HPV infection. Even though there are many unanswered questions about the validity of HPV test...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Journal:
IARC scientific publications
Issue:
119
Pages:
263-269
Publication date:
1992
ISSN:
0300-5038
URN:
uuid:1b6bccac-872e-480f-94d6-1b7d2b79817e
Source identifiers:
32462
Local pid:
pubs:32462

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