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Study shows that anal cytology predicts anal precancer in HIV-positive gay men
HIV-positive men who have sex with men are up to 90 times more likely than the general population to develop anal cancer. Detection of precancerous changes (anal dysplasia) by anal cytology — essentially an anal canal Pap smear — is a relatively new procedure and one that has yet to enter standard practice. View News Article (2007-03-22)

HPV DNA testing over 50 percent more sensitive than cytology testing
HPV DNA testing for precancers and cervical cancers is over 50 per cent more sensitive than cytology testing for the same conditions a community-based study in Mexico has revealed.  View News Article (2010-07-09)

HPV testing could be future strategy for primary screening for cervical cancer (pp 1866, 1871)
Embargoed 0001 h (London time) 5 December 2003. Authors of a UK study in this week's issue of THE LANCET propose a new approach for cervical cancer screening. Testing for the human papilloma virus (HPV)-the main cause of cervical cancer-could be the primary screening tool, with cytology reserved for women who test positive for HPV. HPV testing (by genetic analysis) of cervical smears is known to... View News Article (2003-12-03)

HPV testing finds precancerous lesions at a higher rate than conventional pap smears
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing was more sensitive than traditional Pap smears at detecting precancerous lesions of the cervix. View News Article (2006-06-07)

Cervical cancer screening method should be changed, research suggests
Cervical cancer screening intervals could be extended to five years for women aged 30 and over if the primary screening method was human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. View News Article (2010-04-28)

HPV test detects more pre-cancerous cells than conventional smear test
Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening detects more cervical severe pre-cancerous lesions than conventional cervical screening, finds a study published on today. View News Article (2010-04-28)

Incomplete HPV vaccination may offer some protection
Minority women who received the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV) even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated. These findings appear in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  View News Article (2014-07-25)

ACP releases advice for the proper time, test, and interval for cervical cancer screening
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released clinical advice aimed at reducing overuse of cervical cancer screening in average risk women without symptoms.  View News Article (2015-04-30)

Measurement of urinary protein can help detect recurrent bladder cancer
Measurement of a certain protein in urine can increase the ability to detect bladder cancer recurrence, with test results available during the patient's visit. View News Article (2006-01-18)

New cervical smear tests perform no better than conventional tests
New cervical smear tests are unreliable and should not replace conventional tests according to a study in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2003-04-02)

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