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Self-collected HPV testing viable option for cervical cancer screening

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March 4, 2015

AUTHORS:

Porras C, Hildesheim A, González P, Schiffman M, Rodríguez AC, Wacholder S, Jiménez S, Quint W, Guillen D, Kreimer AR, Herrero R; CVT Vaccine Group.

BACKGROUND:

Self-collected human papillomavirus (HPV) testing could reduce barriers to cervical cancer screening, with performance comparable to clinician-collected specimens. The ability of self-collected specimens to cross-sectionally and prospectively detect precursor lesions was investigated in an HPV vaccine randomized trial in Costa Rica. ...

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