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Title: Grading the severity of cervical neoplasia based on combined histopathology, cytopathology, and HPV genotype distribution among 1,700 women referred to colposcopy in Oklahoma.
Authors: Wentzensen N,  Schiffman M,  Dunn ST,  Zuna RE,  Walker J,  Allen RA,  Zhang R,  Sherman ME,  Wacholder S,  Jeronimo J,  Gold MA,  Wang SS
Journal: Int J Cancer
Date: 2009 Feb 15
Branches: HREB, BB
PubMed ID: 19030188
PMC ID: PMC2796188
Abstract: Diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer precursors rely on colposcopic biopsy, which is sometimes hampered by incorrect biopsy placement and the unclear prognostic value of poorly reproducible diagnoses such as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) Grade 1 and 2. Searching for discrete disease categories that incorporate the value of cytology and that reflect the causal role of particular HPV types, we analyzed histology, cytology and HPV genotype distributions in the Study to Understand Cervical Cancer Endpoints and Early Determinants (SUCCEED). This cross-sectional study comprises approximately 1,700 women referred to colposcopy or treatment for the spectrum of cervical disease, including 439 women with