Primary HPV cervical cancer screening in the United States: Are we ready?

Ritu Nayar*, Robert A. Goulart, Diane D. Davey

*Corresponding author for this work

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In September 2017, the United States Preventive Services Task Force put forth updated draft guidelines for cervical cancer screening in the United States, which were then open to public comment. The recommendations allowed for every-3-year cervical cytology screening in women aged 21 to 65 years with an option for every-5-year high-risk human papillomavirus testing in women aged 30 to 65 years. There was no option for cotesting. Other recommendations were similar to those published by other professional organizations. The Cytopathology Education and Technology Consortium provided an official response during the open comment period, which is summarized here along with additional commentary by the authors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-55
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Society of Cytopathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • USPSTF guidelines
  • cervical cancer
  • primary HPV screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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