HPV screening 'picking up cancers Pap smears would miss'

A review of data from the renewed cervical screening program's first two years shows it's working, researchers say

Nearly one in six cervical cancers detected in the first two years of the HPV national screening program would not have been picked up by cytology, a study shows.

Associate Professor Megan Smith
Associate Professor Megan Smith.

The finding underlines the successful switch from Pap smears to HPV DNA as a primary test, the researchers say.

It also highlights the importance of prioritising