MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Cervical Cancer Free South Carolina Breakout Session B

B. HPV Testing:  The Future of Cervical Cancer Screening
     HPV testing adds sensitivity to the Pap smear when screening for cervical cancer and
     may represent the future of cervical cancer screening.  However, difficulties exist with
     implementation underuse, and overuse.  Further, appropriate interpretation is necessary
     for patient counseling and utilizing current follow-up guidelines. We will review best
     practices and most common problems.
          Jennifer Young Pierce, MD, MPH, Co-Chair CCFSC
          Assistant Professor 
          Gynecologic Oncology
          Medical University of South Carolina 
Jeffrey Korte, PhD
Assistant Professor
          Department of Public Health Sciences
          Medical University of South Carolina


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