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At home cervical screening


Ms Clare Gilham

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Julian Peto

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Women aged 65-79 who are no longer automatically invited for cervical screening will be offered an at-home urine test in a new study led by Ms Clare Gilham and Professor Julian Peto at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The test can detect HPV (Human papillomavirus), which is linked to nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Those with HPV will be able to access further tests and screening to prevent cancer developing.

It is anticipated that more than 5000 women in Hull will be invited to participate in this £1.5 million research study, which aims to discover if at-home tests are an effective way to reduce cancer in this older age group.

Read the academic trial summary

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