American cancer society, american society for colposcopy and cervical pathology, and american society for clinical pathology screening guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer

Debbie Saslow, Diane Solomon, Herschel W. Lawson, Maureen Killackey, Shalini L. Kulasingam, Joanna M. Cain, Francisco A.R. Garcia, Ann T. Moriarty, Alan G. Waxman, David C. Wilbur, Nicolas Wentzensen, Levi S. Downs, Mark Spitzer, Anna Barbara Moscicki, Eduardo L. Franco, Mark H. Stoler, Mark Schiffman, Philip E. Castle, Evan R. Myers

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Abstract

An update to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline regarding screening for the early detection of cervical precancerous lesions and cancer is presented. The guidelines are based on a systematic evidence review, contributions from six working groups, and a recent symposium co-sponsored by the ACS, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), which was attended by 25 organizations. The new screening recommendations address age-appropriate screening strategies, including the use of cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, follow-up (e.g., management of screen positives and screening interval for screen negatives) of women after screening, age at which to exit screening, future considerations regarding HPV testing alone as a primary screening approach, and screening strategies for women vaccinated against HPV16/18 infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-204
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • adult HPV
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia/epidemiology/prevention
  • female cervical cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Saslow, D., Solomon, D., Lawson, H. W., Killackey, M., Kulasingam, S. L., Cain, J. M., Garcia, F. A. R., Moriarty, A. T., Waxman, A. G., Wilbur, D. C., Wentzensen, N., Downs, L. S., Spitzer, M., Moscicki, A. B., Franco, E. L., Stoler, M. H., Schiffman, M., Castle, P. E., & Myers, E. R. (2012). American cancer society, american society for colposcopy and cervical pathology, and american society for clinical pathology screening guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 16(3), 175-204. https://doi.org/10.1097/LGT.0b013e31824ca9d5