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Comparing Cervical Cancer Screening Outcomes: The Quest Study

December 16, 20158 min
Host: Amy Mackey, MD

Guest: Marshall Austin, MD

The Pap smear has been the most effective cancer screening test in medical history. However, newer screening options are available, including use of both the Pap smear and the HPV test, also called co-testing. Although Pap and HPV co-testing is preferred in current American Cancer Society Guidelines, a number of doctors’ offices still do not routinely offer this screening option for women 30 and older. In this special edition of Advances in Women's Health, host Dr. Amy Mackey welcomes guest Dr. Marshall Austin, Medical Director of Cytopathology and staff pathologist in Gynecologic and Breast Surgical Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, to discuss his recently coauthored article comparing cervical cancer screening outcomes among over 250 thousand women in multiple clinical practices. Learn today what the results suggest about best practices in cervical cancer screening, whether they coincide with the

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