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New HPV test sensitive for cervical cancer

from HealthDay via Oncology Nurse Advisor

The new HPV test has higher sensitivity and specificity than Papanicolaou testing for cervical cancer, according to an ideas and opinion piece published online June 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Noting that the Pap test has a relatively low sensitivity and that results are often poorly reproducible, Rebecca B. Perkins, M.D., and Elizabeth A. Stier, M.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, discuss the newly approved Cobas HPV test. more

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