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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A collection of new studies suggest that it may be time to rethink cervical cancer screening methods, moving away from cytology-based testing on Pap smear samples and toward direct screening for DNA from human papillomavirus (HPV).

Because the vast majority of cervical cancer cases can be traced back to persistent HPV infection — particularly infections involving HPV16 or HPV18 types — methods have emerged for directly detecting as a means of identifying individuals at risk of the disease who might require enhanced screening.

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Apr
23
Sponsored by
N-of-One

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Apr
24
Sponsored by
Biocrates

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Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
08
Sponsored by
Sysmex Inostics

This webinar will present recent evidence that demonstrates how incorporating circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) assessments into real-world patient management can influence patient care decisions, alter radiographic interpretations, and impact clinical outcomes.