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Title: 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.
Authors: Saslow D,  Solomon D,  Lawson HW,  Killackey M,  Kulasingam SL,  Cain JM,  Garcia FA,  Moriarty AT,  Waxman AG,  Wilbur DC,  Wentzensen N,  Downs LS Jr,  Spitzer M,  Moscicki AB,  Franco EL,  Stoler MH,  Schiffman M,  Castle PE,  Myers ER,  Chelmow D,  Herzig A,  Kim JJ,  Kinney W,  Herschel WL,  Waldman J
Journal: J Low Genit Tract Dis
Date: 2012 Jul
Branches: CGB, HREB
PubMed ID: 22418039
PMC ID: PMC3915715
Abstract: 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.