New epigenetic cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate

The new test was significantly better than either the Pap smear or HPV test. It detected 100 per cent of the eight invasive cervical cancers that developed in the 15,744 women during the trial. In comparison, the Pap smear only detected 25 per cent of the cancers, and the HPV test detected 50 per cent.

They say that once implemented, it will be cheaper than pap smears as well.

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