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ATHENA trial—an interview with Thomas Lorey, MD

Dr. Lorey

Dr. Lorey

June 2014—The Food and Drug Administration on April 24 approved use of the Roche Cobas HPV test as a primary standalone screen for cervical cancer in women 25 and older. CAP TODAY writer William Check, PhD, asked questions of Thomas S. Lorey, MD, medical director, TPMG Regional Reference Laboratory, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Read their questions and answers.

For a discussion of the ATHENA data on which the FDA based its decision, see Dr. Check’s June story “Data spark new directions in cervical cancer.”

Archives: HPV primary screening for cervial cancer—an interview with Ritu Nayar, MD.

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