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More results from Italian NTCC HPV testing trial

The latest results from NTCC are reported in the current issue of Lancet Oncology. Briefly, HPV-based screening is more effective than cytology in preventing invasive cervical cancer, by detecting persistent high-grade lesions earlier and providing a longer low-risk period. However, in younger women, HPV screening leads to over-diagnosis of regressive CIN2. The report is accompanied by a freely accessible editorial.