Optimizing secondary prevention of cervical cancer: Recent advances and future challenges.

  title={Optimizing secondary prevention of cervical cancer: Recent advances and future challenges.},
  author={Gina S Ogilvie and Carolyn Nakisige and Warner K Huh and Ravi Mehrotra and Eduardo L Franco and Jose A. Jeronimo},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={138 Suppl 1},
Although human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines offer enormous promise for the ultimate control and possible elimination of cervical cancer, barriers to uptake and coverage of the vaccine both in high- and low/middle-income settings mean that advances in secondary prevention continue to be essential to prevent unnecessary deaths and suffering from cervical cancer for decades to come. While cytology (the Pap smear) has reduced cervical cancer incidence and prevalence in jurisdictions where it has… CONTINUE READING
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