New Study Suggests Pap Smears May Be Thing Of The Past

Pap smears will eventually be a thing of the past, according to a Canadian study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that DNA tests for human papillomavirus (HPV) are nearly twice as effective as the standard Pap smear for screening cervical cancer (94% vs. 55%). The DNA test is still… » 10/18/07 2:00pm 10/18/07 2:00pm