Pap Smears May Be Replaced By HPV Testing

A new study suggests that a single screening with a DNA test for HPV is more effective than all current methods of detecting cervical cancer. Some doctors say the easier test will replace Pap smears. » 4/07/09 9:30am 4/07/09 9:30am

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