HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Using HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer

The current technique for screening for cervical cancer involves collecting cells by way of a pap smear and examining them under a microscope. Although this method has reduced cervical cancer in countries where it is regularly used, it has several weaknesses. A new study found that the test for human papillomavirus (HPV), which is present in almost all cervical cancers, is more sensitive than cytology (cell examination) in detecting cervical cancer. The study published online April 3, 2006 in the International Journal of Cancer, the official journal of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), and is available via Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/ijc.

Cytology is currently the gold standard for cervical cancer detection, but it has several limitations: high-quality samples must be collected; identifying the cell changes that may lead to cancer is highly subjective; and the method itself is very repetitive, which can further lead to interpretive errors. Several studies have shown that HPV testing is more sensitive than cytology at detecting cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), the changes in cervical cells that can lead to cancer. The current study was an analysis of data from several countries comparing the two methods.

Led by Jack Cuzick, Ph.D., of the Cancer Research UK Department of Epidemiology, Mathematics and Statistics at Queen Mary School of Medicine in London, researchers performed an overview on patient data for more than 60,000 women in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. They analyzed the comparison of HPV testing to cytology both overall and for different age groups. The results showed that HPV testing was very sensitive (96 percent overall) in all the studies and that this sensitivity was not affected by age of patient. Cytology was substantially less sensitive than HPV testing (53 percent
'"/>

Contact: David Greenberg
dgreenbe@wiley.com
201-748-6484
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
3-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
2. Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
3. Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor
4. Using nanomagnets to enhance medical imaging
5. Using contrast enhanced sonography improves diagnosis of liver and spleen injuries
6. Using device to give CPR does not improve survival
7. Citizen consumers? Using public services is not like shopping
8. Using statins to potentially treat rheumatoid arthritis
9. Using mobile phones reduces error rate in hospital care
10. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
11. Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/2/2020)... ... ... LifeLearn Animal Health , in partnership with the North American Veterinary Community ... COVID-19: What we know and don’t know with Dr. Scott Weese , available ... important for practices and pet owners to get the facts,” says Dr. Mark Stephenson, ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... April 02, 2020 , ... AAGL Gynecologic Surgeons host a ... discuss surgical safety practices in response to the COVID-19 crisis. , AAGL ... in New Orleans and Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands will discuss ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... ... Velocidy Bio ’s Dutch biotech partner, Molecular Biology Systems (MBS), has developed ... for SARS-CoV-2 to eight minutes, compared to current systems that take over an hour. ... hundred and eighty (180) amplification runs a day, an almost ten-fold increase over the ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the country. In an effort to keep frontline ... solutions are enabling police interaction with community members while minimizing direct contact. They ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2020 , ... ... practice OrthoSC is now offering telemedicine as an alternative approach to ... of the practice’s doctors in the comfort of their own home or office ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2020)... BOSTON (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... e-signature has become critical for business continuity. Unfortunately, we hear stories from our ... do that. It’s unconscionable to take advantage of people’s hardships in this difficult ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... Known for bridging the gap between ... launched a new hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. , As hand ... continue to expand during the next several months even in the absence of the ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2020 , ... Why a ... to use the podcast format was because she’d be able to explain more about ... there who are curious, and want to learn more about the process of claim ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: