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 Article (Journal Article;Review;Systematic Review)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Saslow, D; Solomon, D; Lawson, HW; Killackey, M; Kulasingam, SL; Cain, JM; Garcia, FAR; Moriarty, AT; Waxman, AG; Wilbur, DC; Wentzensen, N; Downs, LS; Spitzer, M; Moscicki, A-B; Franco, EL; Stoler, MH; Schiffman, M; Castle, PE; Myers, ER; Chelmow, D; Herzig, A; Kim, JJ; Kinney, W; Herschel, WL; Waldman, J

Published Date

  • July 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 175 - 204

PubMed ID

  • 22418039

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3915715

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-0976

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/LGT.0b013e31824ca9d5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States