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Singapore, June 12, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A team of scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) together with clinicians from Boston's Brigham
Women ages 21 to 65 should have a Pap smear every three years, according to new guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing of self-collected specimens may be a more effective way to screen for cervical cancer in low-resource settings compared to visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and liquid-based cytology (LBC).
The results of a 5-year study by Dutch scientists indicate that a DNA test able to detect the virus usually responsible for cervical cancer should be combined with existing smear tests for more thorough preventative care.