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Screening for Epstein-Barr Virus DNA to Find Early Stage Nasopharyngeal Cancer

November 21, 2017

Diagram showing stage T1 nasopharyngeal cancerA recent study found that screening for Epstein-Barr virus DNA in the blood is useful in detecting early nasopharyngeal cancer in asymptomatic, high-risk people.

Photo source: Cancer Research UK via Wikimedia Commons

USPSTF Proposes Screening for Cervical Cancer with Pap Test or HPV Test, not Both

November 6, 2017

Pap smearNew draft guidelines from the USPSTF recommend changes in the way women ages 30 to 65 are screened for cervical cancer.

Photo source: NCI, Lance Liotta

Prenatal Screening of All Chromosomes Finds Additional Disorders

October 30, 2017

Prenatal genome sequencingA recent study found that evaluating all chromosomes during non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) identifies additional disorders not currently detected by traditional screening.

Photo source: NHGRI, Ernesto del Aguila III

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