News: cervical cancer screening

Zambian Cancer Screening Program Praised

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A cervical cancer screening program in Zambia co-founded by Vanderbilt University faculty was recognized as a model program at the George W. Bush Institute‚Äôs Summit to Save Lives last month in Washington, D.C. Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.D., Dr.P.H., assistant professor of Pediatrics, and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, are […]

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness of this type of cancer and ways to prevent it or catch it early. The use of Pap smears, improvements in managing pre-cancerous abnormalities, and the introduction of a vaccine against the cause of cervical cancer, infection with the human papilloma virus, make cervical cancer […]

Cervical Cancer Screening: VICC Explains Changes in Recommended Guidelines

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Visit the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health website. As recently as the 1940s, cervical cancer was once among the most common cancers among women and a leading cause of cancer death. Thanks to the development in the 1950s of the Pap test, which tests cells from the cervix for pre-cancerous or cancerous changes, the incidence […]