News tagged with pap smears

Early evidence of HPV vaccine impact

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study published in Lancet, researchers from Australia report evidence that the vaccine designed to target the human papillomavirus, or HPV, has dramatically dropped the incidence of les ...

Jun 20, 2011
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US OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear (Update 2)

U.S. government health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health.

Apr 24, 2014
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DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate (Update)

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen American patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: ...

Apr 15, 2014
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Screening detects ovarian cancer using neighboring cells

Pioneering biophotonics technology developed at Northwestern University is the first screening method to detect the early presence of ovarian cancer in humans by examining cells easily brushed from the neighboring cervix ...

Apr 22, 2013
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HPV test beats pap long-term: study

(HealthDay) -- Testing for HPV, the human papillomavirus linked to cervical cancer, can predict which women will stay cancer-free for a decade or more, a new study shows.

Jul 30, 2012
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Too many Pap tests

Most Australian women are currently having more Pap smears than their health requires, according to new research led by a University of New South Wales academic.

Jul 26, 2013
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