Navigation Links
Harmful Procedures on Young Women Caused by Outdated HPV test, not by Pap Test

Harmful procedures on young women caused by outdated HPV test, not by Pap test – HiFi DNA Tech sues FDA on December 11 for blocking new technology.

Trumbull, CN (PRWEB) December 2, 2009 -- Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has confirmed that the invasive cancer workup procedure, also known as colposcopic biopsy, is harmful and may be unnecessary to some women who have received the procedure. However, its new guidelines incorrectly blame Pap test screening, which has been used for more than 50 years and contributed greatly to reducing cervical cancer rates in this country to the lowest in the world. In fact, according to a Harvard School of Public Health report, most of the unnecessary cervical biopsies regardless of patient age are caused by an out-dated FDA-approved human papillomavirus (HPV) test when its result is used with Pap test as a deciding factor for referring women to cancer workup. More than 95% of these cervical biopsies have been found to be excessive, wasting at least 10 billion dollars per year in unnecessary healthcare expenditure and causing injury which may lead to premature birth and increased risk of needing a Caesarean section when a woman becomes pregnant later, stated Sin Hang Lee, MD, a cancer pathologist and the president of HiFi DNA Tech.

HPV has more than 100 different types, of which about 13 are known to be capable of causing cervical cancer in some patients if its infection is not cleared by the patient’s own immune system, and becomes persistent. Since HPV cannot be seen or cultured, its detection is based on DNA testing. More than 20 years ago, the FDA approved an HPV DNA test to be used for detection of a group of high-risk HPV types. But this old test cannot distinguish the individual HPV types for evaluating persistent infection or distinguish a high-risk from a low-risk HPV type on every case. Unfortunately, this old HPV test has been marketed as a cancer test with FDA endorsement, causing many unnecessary cervical biopsies of young women, said Dr. Lee.

For some years, the FDA has erroneously regulated one single HPV test kit as a cancer test device, setting an unreasonable requirement for other innovative companies to meet when they want to introduce their newly developed and more precise DNA-based technologies for HPV testing. HiFi DNA has filed a lawsuit against the FDA to correct this misclassification (Case No. 09-1832-cv). All people concerned about women health care issues and reduction of unnecessary health care cost are invited to read the arguments between HiFi DNA and the FDA slated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on December 11, 2009.

HiFi DNA Tech specializes in facilitating transfer of the Sanger DNA sequencing technology to clinical laboratories to improve the accuracy of diagnostic DNA tests.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Common drug for stopping preterm labor may be harmful for babies
2. Contact lenses purchased over Internet may place individuals at risk for harmful eyecare practices
3. Hot liquids release potentially harmful chemicals in polycarbonate plastic bottles
4. Heating Plastic Bottles Releases Potentially Harmful Chemical
5. New study shows extent of harmful human influences on global ecosystems
6. Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment
7. Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs
8. Sexual harassment at school -- more harmful than bullying
9. Children More Vulnerable to Harmful Effects of Lead at Age 6 Than as Toddlers, Says New Study
10. Children more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead
11. Saline is Safe Alternative to Harmful Cough and Cold Products
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected ... Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position ... the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a ... Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris F. ... AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking place ... the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual whose ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator in ... medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s Crosson ... as its 17 th member. Through participation with ... Institute will help develop standards of care and best ... cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its ... Software, based in Tennessee , will ... Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners ... "In an interoperable world, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: