Optical Technologies and Molecular Imaging for Cervical Neoplasia: A Program Project Update

Buys, Timon P.H., Cantor, Scott B., Guillaud, Martial, Adler-Storthz, Karen, Cox, Dennis D., Okolo, Clement, Arulogon, Oyedunni, Oladepo, Oladimeji, Basen-Engquist, Karen, Shinn, Eileen, Yamal, José-Miguel, Beck, J. Robert, Scheurer, Michael E., van Niekerk, Dirk, Malpica, Anais, Matisic, Jasenka, Staerkel, Gregg, Atkinson, Edward Neely, Bidaut, Luc, Lane, Pierre, Benedet, J. Lou, Miller, Dianne, Ehlen, Tom, Price, Roderick, Adewole, Isaac F., MacAulay, Calum and Follen, Michele (2012) Optical Technologies and Molecular Imaging for Cervical Neoplasia: A Program Project Update. Optical Technologies and Molecular Imaging for Cervical Neoplasia: A Program Project Update, 9 (1). S7-S24. ISSN 1550-8579

Full content URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.genm.2011.08.002

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Abstract

There is an urgent global need for effective and affordable approaches to cervical cancer screening and diagnosis. In developing nations, cervical malignancies remain the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. This reality may be difficult to accept given that these deaths are largely preventable; where cervical screening programs have been implemented, cervical cancer–related deaths have decreased dramatically. In developed countries, the challenges of cervical disease stem from high costs and overtreatment. The National Cancer Institute–funded Program Project is evaluating the applicability of optical technologies in cervical cancer. The mandate of the project is to create tools for disease detection and diagnosis that are inexpensive, require minimal expertise, are more accurate than existing modalities, and can be feasibly implemented in a variety of clinical settings. This article presents the status and long-term goals of the project.

Additional Information:The final published version of this article is available online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550857911001343?via%3Dihub
Keywords:cervical cancer, HPV, human papillomavirus, screening
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F350 Medical Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:29484
Deposited On:13 Aug 2018 13:38

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