, and ASCP screening guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.
In issuing the interim guidance, the SGO and ASCCP
considered evidence from 12 studies published since November 2011.
has determined guidelines for conventional management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcinoma in situ.
All groups recommend against HPV cotesting in women under 30 years of age; however, after age 30 years, ASCCP
and ACOG recommend HPV cotesting every 5 years as the preferred method of cervical cancer screening, while USPSTF suggests this only as an "option.
Interim guidance was developed by the SGO and ASCCP
, with input from representatives of five other organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Cancer Society (ACS), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) and College of American Pathologists (CAP).
guidelines address HPV in young females (by definition adolescent girls and women 20 years and younger).
In addition, well-respected organizations, such as the ASCCP
(a society for the study of management of lower-tract genital disease), regularly publish evidence-based guidelines that help practitioners practice the most up-to-date medicine.
Briefly, the CAP Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center (the CAP Center) and the ASCCP
convened a steering committee (SC) and 5 WGs that consisted of experts in the field including surgical pathologists, gynecologic pathologists, dermatopathologists, and medical and surgical specialists including gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, and surgeons (see A, Supplemental Digital Content; http://links.
Management algorithms as well as the guidelines were published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (2007;11:201-22) and can be found on the ASCCP
Web site at www.
As a result of this large clinical trial and others, the ASCCP
published clinical practice guidelines indicating that an HPV test was the preferred method of follow-up to a liquid-based ASCUS Pap smear result.
It is particularly gratifying that this data could be presented at the ASCCP
Biennial Meeting, as the Society's members comprise some of the most important thought leaders in the field of cervical cancer screening.
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