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New cervical screening technique no better than conventional smear test
Liquid-based cytology -- a new cervical screening technique being introduced into programmes in the USA and UK -- is no better than the conventional smear test, according an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-01-12)
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. (2007-03-21)
HPV testing followed by cytology and repeat HPV testing may improve cervical cancer screening
The use of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing as an initial screening step followed by triage with a standard Pap test (cytology) and repeat HPV DNA testing may increase the accuracy of cervical cancer screening, according to a study in the Jan. (2009-01-13)
HPV testing could be future strategy for primary screening for cervical cancer
Authors of a UK study in this week's issue of The Lancet propose a new approach for cervical cancer screening. (2003-12-04)
News brief: Age-specific evaluation of HPV DNA testing vs. cytology screening
Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing with cytology triage is more sensitive than conventional cytology screening for detecting cervical lesions, according to a new study published online Nov. (2009-11-09)
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 testing, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. (2010-04-27)
HPV testing for 2 high-risk strains could identify women at greatest risk of cervical cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for the two most dangerous strains (HPV16 and HPV18) detects more high-grade pre-cancerous lesions (which can lead to cervical cancer) than current cervical cancer screening using cytology alone. (2011-08-22)
HPV tests with P16INK4A expression increase sensitivity for detecting precancerous cervical lesions
Human papillomavirus testing with P16INK4A expression increases the sensitivity for detection of high-grade, precancerous cervical lesions compared with conventional cytology, without increasing referral to colposcopy, according to findings from a substudy of the New Technologies for Cervical Cancer Screening study, published early online and in the October edition of the Lancet Oncology. (2008-09-08)
Primary HPV screening provides 60-70 percent greater protection against invasive cervical cancer than cytology-based screening
Primary screening for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) provides 60-70 percent greater protection against invasive cervical cancer than the cytology-based ( (2013-11-02)
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, a study in the June 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports. (2006-06-06)
New cervical smear tests perform no better than conventional tests
New cervical smear tests are unreliable and should not replace conventional tests (PAP smears) according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-04-03)
Incomplete HPV vaccination may offer some protection
Minority women who received the human papillomavirus vaccination even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated. (2014-07-24)
Cheaper and more effective test available for women following pre-cervical cancer treatment
Testing women to see if they are cured of HPV (the virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer) following treatment for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix is more effective and cheaper than cytology testing (cervical screening) alone, suggests a study published on today. (2012-11-01)
Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
Women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have normal cervical cancer screening results and negative tests for human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that is associated with cervical cancer, may be able to have Papanicolaou (Pap) smears every three years, the same interval as HIV-negative women, according to a study in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA. (2005-03-22)
HPV testing prevents more invasive cervical cancers than cytology
Human papillomavirus DNA testing prevents more invasive cervical cancer compared to cytology screening alone by detecting persistent high-grade lesions (which lead to cervical cancer) at an earlier time. (2010-01-18)
Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries
Incorporating testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA into cervical cancer screening has the potential for improving health benefits at a reasonable cost in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, according to a new study in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2005-06-14)
New method identified for detection of recurring bladder cancer
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a new laboratory method for detecting recurring cancer of the bladder sooner and more accurately, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology. (2000-11-07)
New cervical cancer test increases the detection rate of abnormal cells
A new computerised screening test for cervical cancer detects more abnormalities than the traditional smear test, according to a study published online. (2007-07-02)
Alternative to pap test does not appear to be better for detecting cervical cancer
A Dutch study that included nearly 90,000 women finds that liquid-based cytology, a commonly used alternative to conventional Pap tests, is not superior to Pap tests for the detection of cervical cancer precursors or cancer, according to a study in the Oct. (2009-10-27)
HPV DNA testing over 50 percent more sensitive than cytology testing
HPV DNA testing for pre-cancers 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. (2010-07-08)
HPV testing best cervical screening option for all women over the age of 30
Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing is the best cervical cancer screening option for all women over the age of 30, detecting the lesions which lead to cervical cancer earlier and preventing more cervical cancer than cytology alone. (2011-12-14)
ACP releases advice for the proper time, test, and interval for cervical cancer screening
The American College of Physicians today released clinical advice aimed at reducing overuse of cervical cancer screening in average risk women without symptoms. (2015-04-30)
HPV test detects more pre-cancerous cells than conventional smear test
Human papillomavirus screening detects more cervical severe pre-cancerous lesions than conventional cervical screening, finds a study published on today. (2010-04-27)
Current long-term surveillance strategy for women treated for precancerous cervical lesions effective for preventing cervical cancer
Women who have been treated for precancerous cervical lesions face a similar 5-year risk of developing cervical cancer or recurrent disease to women in the general population after three consecutive normal cytological smears (Pap tests), and can return to population-based regular screening. (2011-04-27)
Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer
Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today. (2017-07-07)
Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
Physicians now have a more dependable, less expensive tool to help detect bladder cancer earlier. (2005-02-15)
HPV vs. Pap test for cervical cancer screening: Strong evidence calls for new protocols, say experts
Many members of the health care community are now calling for a shift in screening procedures to reflect our improved understanding of cervical cancer development. (2017-02-06)
Using HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer
A new study finds 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. (2006-04-03)
Point-of-care test proves more effective for recurrent bladder cancer than conventional lab test
Physicians now have a tool to help monitor patients with a history of bladder cancer that is four times more effective than the conventional laboratory test in detecting the disease, according to a study in the Jan. (2006-01-17)
Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low-income countries
Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2017-03-01)
New test improves detection of bladder cancer
Testing for a certain protein in urine was found to increase the accuracy for diagnosis of bladder cancer, according to a study in the February 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical applications of biotechnology. (2005-02-15)
Routinely used diagnostic approaches: only limited diagnostic sensitivity for bile duct cancer?
A team led by Professor, Dr. Christian Prinz from the Technical University Munich has investigated diagnostic sensitivity of endoscopic brush cytology and forceps biopsy in patients with bile duct cancer. (2008-03-13)
HPV screen-and treat-intervention effective in cervical cancer prevention
Women in South Africa who underwent human papillomavirus DNA-based testing or visual inspection of the cervix followed by treatment of test-positive women with cryotherapy had a statistically significant reduction in high grade cervical cancer precursors, compared with women in a control group, according to a study published online Sept. (2010-09-30)
Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Karen Canfell of Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia, researchers at the Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues. (2017-09-19)
Extending cervical screening beyond 5 years for some women is safe
Extending the cervical cancer screening interval beyond five years for women aged 40 and older who test negative for human papilloma virus (HPV) is safe, say researchers from the Netherlands in The BMJ this week. (2016-10-04)
Researchers publish on connection between anal cancer, HPV
Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital, a Care New England hospital, recently published the results of a study demonstrating a connection between anal cancer and human papillomavirus infection. (2016-02-17)
Conventional, annual Pap smear cost-effective follow-up after cervical lesion treatment
A study of the options for reducing cancer incidence and mortality among women who have been treated for precancerous cervical lesions found that an annual conventional Pap smear is a cost effective strategy. (2010-10-21)
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, according to a study in the January 18 issue of JAMA. (2006-01-17)
HPV testing: IQWiG still sees indications of a benefit in primary screening
Current study results confirm the final report from 2012: Precursors of cancer can be detected earlier; no recommendation for a specific screening strategy is possible, however. (2014-06-11)
Oncologist expands HPV research to anal cancer
A basic connection of statistics lead a researcher at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island to question whether women should be screened for anal cancer during a regular visit to the gynecologist, and what technique is most effective. (2013-01-16)
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