Journal article icon

Journal article

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...

Expand abstract

Actions


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
IARC scientific publications
Issue:
119
Pages:
263-269
Publication date:
1992-01-01
ISSN:
0300-5038
URN:
uuid:8b8cb15b-1990-4097-b972-b169e651b0c5
Source identifiers:
74645
Local pid:
pubs:74645
Language:
English

Terms of use


Metrics


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP