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2010-11-23 18:01:00

BURGESS HILL, England, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Landmark Study Confirms Accuracy of Roche's Human Papillomavirus Test for the Detection of Cervical Pre-Cancer Missed by Existing Screening Methods The largest ever registrational study for a diagnostic product, involving more than 47,000 women shows that the cobas(R) 4800 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test from Roche, is able to improve the detection of pre-cancerous cells in women whose cervical smears tested...

2010-10-21 14:48:38

UC Davis research examines cost-effective strategies to reduce cancer incidence and death 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. Joy Melnikow, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and colleagues tested several follow-up screening strategies for the 500,000 American women diagnosed and treated for...

2010-10-01 13:55:16

Women in South Africa who underwent human papillomavirus (HPV) 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. 30 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In many developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, cytology-based screening is...

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2010-07-22 13:04:36

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said that Pap smears in women under the age of 21 do more harm than good. Dr. Mark Einstein of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York told Reuters Health that in most cases these types of tests reveal only human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which rarely lead to cervical cancer in women under 21. "They have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting cancer at that age," said...

2010-07-08 09:45:00

MONTREAL, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that data from the ATHENA (Addressing THE Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics) U.S. registration trial of over 47,000 women demonstrate that two human papillomavirus genotypes, HPV 16 and HPV 18, can identify those women with cervical pre-cancer missed by cytologic examination with a Papanicolau (Pap) test. In the trial, 1 in 10 women age 30-years and older, who tested positive for HPV genotypes 16...

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2010-02-07 10:45:00

High-coverage human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among adolescents and young women may result in a rapid reduction of genital warts, cervical cell abnormalities, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, researchers reported in a new study published online February 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some of these genital abnormalities are precursors of cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. This study was undertaken to determine if the administration of the HPV vaccine...

2010-02-05 15:27:30

Using ultrasound to screen all pregnant women for signs of a shortening cervix improves pregnancy outcomes and is a cost-effective way to reduce preterm birth, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. The results of the study will be presented February 5 at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) in Chicago. Shortened cervical length increases the likelihood of a preterm birth. All high-risk patients"”those who have had a prior...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Cervical Health Awareness Month, singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore, The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are teaming up to encourage young women to do their part to help reduce their risk of cervical cancer. The goal of the "Reality Check: What Young Women Don't Know About Cervical Cancer" campaign is to raise awareness of cervical cancer and motivate young women to talk to their healthcare professional...

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2009-11-20 10:45:00

US women only need a pap smear once ever two years, says the new guidelines released Friday that are trying to lessen the chances of frequent and redundant treatment. The news released from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now suggest that women under 30 should receive a cervical cancer screening once every two years. It also says that women that are 30 and older only need a pap once every three years. The suggestions are taken from scientific verification that...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening to provide further recommendations for a subset of women with conflicting results on cervical cytology/Pap tests and Human papillomavirus (HPV) High Risk DNA tests The NCCN Guidelines include recommendations regarding screening techniques, screening intervals, and management of abnormal screening resulting from cervical cytology/Pap smear and colposcopy FORT WASHINGTON,...


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Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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