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When DNA test for HPV is negative, patients are unlikely to have cervical cancer

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0-g

Question Does HPV negative cervical cancer ever occur?

Synopsis Although human papillomavirus (HPV) is well established as a causal agent in cervical cancer, most studies have shown a subgroup of up to 10% of cervical cancers that test negative for it. In this German prospective cohort study, the investigators intended to further characterise HPV negative cases of cervical …

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