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Japan's MHLW Says HPV DNA Testing “Unnecessary” In Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's research team Dec. 8 issued a finding on the use of human papillomavirus DNA testing for cervical cancer screening. According to the report, the team concluded that it was insufficient to prove that HPV testing lowered cervical cancer death rates, and the team recommended that testing not be included in the regular medical checklist

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