Navigation Links
Researchers Propose Improved Cervical Cancer Screening
Date:9/21/2009

New method uses risk estimation to guide management, experts say

MONDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new tool to determine a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer is being developed by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Their proposal appears as a Keynote Comment article in the Sept. 20 online edition and in the November print issue of The Lancet Oncology.

Cytology (cell testing) is the current first-line method of cervical cancer screening. If the results are abnormal, women undergo repeat cytology, or carcinogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing, or are referred directly for a colposcopy, during which biopsies are taken from apparent lesions.

Complex consensus management algorithms are used to determine treatment, but these algorithms are becoming increasingly complex as new technologies become available, the researchers said in a news release from the journal.

"Instead of providing clinicians with algorithms, we propose to provide clinicians with their patient's risk of developing cervical cancer. As a surrogate for cervical cancer, we propose to use cervical precancer, best defined as histological cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3) or more severe (CIN3+), or less precisely by CIN2+, a common treatment threshold," wrote Hormuzd A. Katki and colleagues.

The study authors noted that large amounts of data on risk of cervical precancer are being produced by clinical trials. This risk can be calculated when women are screened for cervical cancer, for those sent immediately to colposcopy, or at one-year, two-year, or three-year follow-up intervals.

"The risk of cervical precancer is a unifying concept to guide management, regardless of which combination of tests a woman has undergone, because risk of cervical precancer boils down to a complex battery of test results over time into a single percentage that forms a basis for action," the research team wrote.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about cervical cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet Oncology, news release, Sept. 20, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease
2. Mayo Clinic researchers lead national trial testing new treatment for chronic, severe indigestion
3. Indiana U medical researchers boost research and jobs with stimulus legislation grants
4. Canadian researchers discover the first-ever link between intelligence and curiosity
5. MUSC Researchers Concerned About Online Drug Availability
6. UCLA researchers develop biomarker for rapid relief of major depression
7. UCSB researchers develop drug delivery system using nanoparticles and lasers
8. University of Arizona researchers seek safer cystic fibrosis test
9. UAB researchers find TB-prevention therapy is cost-effective option
10. U of T researchers identify protein
11. University of Georgia researchers show component of mothballs is present in deep-space clouds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers Propose Improved Cervical Cancer Screening
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... A February 6 ... balloons for weight loss. It found that the treatments have led to significant improvements ... when compared to unassisted efforts. It also noted very few problematic results relating to ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, ... , In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved digital breast tomosynthesis ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 20, ... ... for creating a patent-pending probiotic supplement that supports the proper levels of “good” ... for purchase on StackedNutrition.com, a popular nutritional products website. , Daily Body ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... For Immediate Release, Contact: ... leading provider of innovative software for connected home healthcare, today announced Orbita ... journey management for home healthcare. , Built on Orbita Health Cloud ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The StayWell Company and VUCA Health ... health risks, foster behavior change and improve health literacy among patients. VUCA Health, which ... demonstration of its video capability at StayWell booth 3443 during HiMSS. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... , Feb. 21, 2017 Micro Guide ... report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04711314-summary/view-report.html Micro Guide ... in hospitals, specialty clinics and ambulatory surgery centers ... coating tip. The selection of micro guide catheter ... lesion in human body. Micro guide catheters are ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... 21, 2017  Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX ) ... authorized the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend to its ... dividend will be payable on April 14, 2017 to shareholders ... 24, 2017. The board of directors intends ... of $0.06 to holders of its common stock, representing a ...
(Date:2/21/2017)...  /PR Newswire/ -- UBM Medica,s Eye Care Group ... of Modern Retina ( www.modernretina.com ), a ... Built upon the success of Ophthalmology Times ... innovations in the areas of retinal surgery, clinical information, ... current informational needs and filling existing educational gaps, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: