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More work needed on HPV tests for cervical screening

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 25 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:850

Two more large trials suggest that a DNA test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could help improve screening for cervical cancer and its precursor, high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). The first trial, in more than 10 000 Canadian women, confirms that a test for HPV is substantially more sensitive …

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