Patterns in abnormal results in Finnish cervical cancer screening program in 22y f-u

The Finnish team published a study which determines the cumulative probability of having cervical abnormalities at ages 30–64 in the Finnish cervical cancer screening program during a 22-year follow-up. Their main interest was in the difference between borderline and more severe abnormalities and to analyze whether previous abnormalities had an increasing effect on the risk of detecting new ones. This study highlights the harms experienced by screened women and points out the potential need for improvement in the diagnostic criteria.

The project was launched in September 2015 and will continue to August 2020.

This project has received funding from the European Unionʼs Horizon2020 Programme under grant agreement no 634753