NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study of nearly 132,000 healthy women in rural India indicates that testing for oncogenic strains of the human papillomavirus can reduce cervical cancer deaths in a previously unscreened population better than screening with either Pap test or visual inspection.

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