HPV test better than Pap when screening for cervical cancer
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  December 4, 2018  
  Cervical Cancer  
  The latest cervical cancer news from News Medical  
 HPV test better than Pap when screening for cervical cancerHPV test better than Pap when screening for cervical cancer
 
The Pap smear test has been used widely for the past five decades to understand and screen for early signs of cervical cancer. The conventional test has been largely replaced by a liquid-based Pap cytology test. Soon it may be replaced by another test – the Human papilloma virus test or the HPV test finds new research.
 
   Minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer may not be a good idea finds a pair of studiesMinimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer may not be a good idea finds a pair of studies
 
New research shows that keyhole surgery or minimally invasive laparoscopic robotic surgery could be dangerous in the long run for women with cervical cancer. Unlike open surgeries, minimally invasive surgeries are being increasingly conducted and preferred because of their minimal tissue damage, minimal pain and risk as well as faster recovery.
 
   Comprehensive analysis informs new recommendation for national cervical cancer screeningComprehensive analysis informs new recommendation for national cervical cancer screening
 
A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous cells and cancer, testing for the virus that causes these cancers also is an excellent screening tool.
 
 Hybrid Capture-Based Human Papillomavirus Detection
 
Hybrid Capture-Based Human Papillomavirus DetectionHuman papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancer. Hybrid capture based human papillomavirus detection is a test that can detect different types of human papillomavirus, which is used to detect high-grade cervical lesions.
 
 
 Australia will soon become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer
 
Australia will soon become the first country to eradicate cervical cancerAccording to an announcement from the International Papillomavirus Society, Australia could soon become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer. The announcement is based on research results published this week, that describe the effectiveness of the free HPV vaccine program offered by all Australian schools.
 
 
 Hybrid Capture-Based Human Papillomavirus Detection Versus PCR
 
Hybrid Capture-Based Human Papillomavirus Detection Versus PCRHigh-risk types of human papilloma virus (HPV) are one of the most important risk factor for cervical carcinomas in women. Conventionally, pap smear cytology and PCR have been used to screen for the presence of HPV. Recently, a new commercial HPV test has been proposed for diagnosis of HPV-Hybrid capture assay.
 
 
 New method of cervical cancer screening eliminates Pap test
 
New method of cervical cancer screening eliminates Pap testThe United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new recommendations on screening for cervical cancer. These latest recommendations continue the trend of decreasing participant burden by lengthening screening intervals, making the "annual Pap" a historical artifact. Since its introduction 75 years ago, exfoliative cytology commonly known as the Pap test has been the "gold-standard" screening test for cervical cancer.
 
 
 Screening for HPV could replace routine Pap smears
 
Screening for HPV could replace routine Pap smearsAccording to health advisors from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Pap smears may not be the only way to check for cervical cancer risk among women. The women could be screened for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. HPV infection is known to be a risk factor for cervical cancers later in life. The recommendations are published in the latest issue of the JAMA.
 
 
 HPV vaccination offers best protection against cervical and genital cancers
 
HPV vaccination offers best protection against cervical and genital cancersIn low-resource countries without well-developed screening programs, expanding access to human papilloma virus vaccination is the best means of preventing cervical cancer and other diseases caused by HPV infection, according to an editorial in the October special issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, official journal of ASCCP.
 
 
 Mailing at-home HPV tests may be viable approach for screening hard-to-reach women
 
Mailing at-home HPV tests may be viable approach for screening hard-to-reach womenScreening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women go without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix.
 
 
 Adding PET scans to CT imaging can change treatment for women with cervical cancer
 
Adding PET scans to CT imaging can change treatment for women with cervical cancerAn Ontario clinical study that shows adding PET imaging to conventional CT imaging to stage locally advanced cervix cancer can change treatment means newly diagnosed women in this province may also receive PET imaging.