CERVIX | CERVICAL SCREENING [ISSN 1804-087X]
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Cervical cytology (in Czech)www.cipek.cz
Cervical cytology
 
Cancer Screening in the European Unionec.europa.eu
Cancer Screening in the European Union (2017)
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SVOD - Epidemiology of malignant tumours in the Czech Republicwww.svod.cz
Epidemiology of malignant tumours
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NCI Bethesda System
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Cervical smear tests 'could also detect ovarian and womb cancer'

DNA from cervical screening samples could also be used to detect ovarian and womb (endometrial) cancers, according to preliminary US research.


Cervical screening uses a test called cytology, which most people know as the 'smear test'. Cytology involves taking a sample of cells from the cervix with a small brush.

Scientists from John Hopkins Medical Institutes extended the DNA testing already used as part of the screening programme to look for changes relating specifically to womb and ovarian cancer from cells that had trickled down to the cervix.

Read the whole article at Cancer Research UK

Reference

  1. Kinde, I., Bettegowda, C., et al. (2013). Evaluation of DNA from the Papanicolaou test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers Science Translational Medicine DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3004952

 

10.1.2013 Cancer Research UK


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