News tagged with screening tests

How to prevent disparities in colon cancer screening

People living in poverty are less likely to be screened regularly for colorectal cancer—and more likely to develop the disease and die from it. How to end these disparities—and raise screening rates, lower disease rates, ...

Jun 16, 2014
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Colonoscopy is indicated in unscreened elderly patients

(HealthDay)—Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening should be considered as a cost-effective strategy in unscreened patients older than 75 years, according to research published in the June 3 issue of the Annals of ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Cervical cancer trial underway in Victoria

As the government considers recommendations for changes to cervical cancer screening, UNSW is already a leading partner in a major trial of the new technology in Victoria.

May 01, 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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FDA experts debate timing of pap test

(HealthDay)—The Pap test has been a routine gynecological procedure for generations of American women. But on Wednesday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is considering whether to delay the ...

Mar 12, 2014
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Longer screening intervals possible with HPV-based tests

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden finds that testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) allows for longer time between screening tests when compared to cytology-based testing. The study is published in the scientific ...

Jan 21, 2014
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