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March 20, 2006

Cervical Cancer Test Approved by FDA

A new system to detect precancerous cervical cancer cells has been approved by the FDA, increasing the odds that more women will be diagnosed early.

MediSpectra's LUMA Cervical Imaging System can detect pre-cancerous cells missed by colposcopy, a diagnostic tool used on women with an abnormal Pap smear. In 50 cases of pre-cancer detected during a clinical study of 193 women, nine were caught by the LUMA system after being missed by colposcopy, the FDA said in a news release. (

July 4, 2005

New Test Aids Cervical Cancer Detection

For decades, women have made a trip to the gynecologist for their annual Pap test to detect cervical cancer. Now a new test that is more sensitive than the Pap test for the detection of pre-cancerous cells and cervical cancer is being recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (

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April 22, 2005

New Cervical Cancer Test

A probe that gives on-the-spot results could replace smear tests for spotting cervical cancers, scientists believe. (BBC)

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