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Roche today announced data from its "Addressing the Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics," or ATHENA, trial in the US to test the ability of its PCR-based genotyping test to identify women with cervical pre-cancer missed by cytological examination with a Pap test.

The trial, which examined more than 47,000 women, demonstrated that one in 10 women age 30 years and older who had a normal Pap test but who tested positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 with Roche's Cobas 4800 HPV test, had cervical precancer.

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