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Our story about how suggested changes to the NHS cervical cancer screening programme, hand in hand with widespread uptake of HPV vaccination, could dramatically cut the number of smear tests a woman needs in her lifetime, has made the headlines today.

We’ve covered this story in depth already on the blog but here’s a short video featuring the researcher at the heart of the story, Professor Peter Sasieni, along with Cancer Research UK’s senior health information manager Hazel Nunn.

They explain the current situation with screening and vaccination, and how this could change in the future.

Transcript to follow

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NCRI conference: Professor Peter Sasieni on HPV vaccination and cervical screening 

Our story about how changes to the NHS cervical cancer screening programme, hand in hand with widespread uptake of HPV vaccination, could dramatically cut the number of smear tests a woman needs in her lifetime, has made the headlines today. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11717154 plus more to come]

We’ve covered this story in depth already on the blog [http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org//2010/11/09/how-could-the-hpv-vaccine-change-our-cervical-screening-programme/], but here’s a short video featuring the researcher at the heart of the story, Professor Peter Sasieni, along with Cancer Research UK’s senior health information manager Hazel Nunn.  They explain the current situation with screening and vaccination, and how this could change in the future.

[transcript to follow]

 

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