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Tests of low-risk HPV types fail to detect later cancer risk

from Medscape

Testing for low-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types should be excluded from cervical cancer screening because such tests fail to predict risk of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3 or worse, as well as expose women to potential harm; in addition, they have no proven benefit for patients, according to two large studies. Both reports were published in the January 2014 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. more

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