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Cotesting Unlikely to Detect More Cervical Cancers Than HPV Testing Alone

Jason Harris
Published: Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

Mark Schiffman, MD

Mark Schiffman, MD
Use of both a Pap smear and an HPV test did not identify more cervical cancers than HPV testing alone, according to results from a study of more than 1.2 million women screened since 2003.

Schiffman M, Kinney WK, Cheung LC, et al. Relative performance of HPV and cytology components of cotesting in cervical screening [published online November 14, 2017]. J Natl Cancer Inst. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djx225.

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