VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Urine test could prevent cervical cancer

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 29/4/2019

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Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists.

The study, led by Dr Emma Crosbie and published in BMJ Open, found that urine testing was just as good as the cervical smear at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

The research team say a urine test could help increase the numbers of women who are screened for cervical cancer, which affects more than 3,000 women every year in the UK.

The research was supported by the Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/urine-test-could-prevent-cervical-cancer/

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Media coverage

TitleUrine screening may be as effective as smear test in preventing cervical cancer
Media name/outletThe Economic Times
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date30/04/19
URLhttps://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/urine-screening-may-be-as-effective-as-smear-test-in-preventing-cervical-cancer/articleshow/69113578.cms
PersonsEmma Crosbie
TitleNo more smears: trial offers hope of easier cancer test
Media name/outletThe Times
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date30/04/19
URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-more-smears-trial-offers-hope-of-easier-cancer-test-qtbzhkxw6
PersonsEmma Crosbie
TitleCould this be the end of smear tests? Urine sample that picks up on HPV 'as effectively as cervical screening may one day by on the NHS'
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/04/19
DescriptionA urine sample could one day replace the need for a woman to have a smear test, a study suggests.

Cervical-screening swabs and urine samples were equally as effective at picking up on human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cancer.

This could one day lead to an at-home test kit that women can post to a laboratory or drop off at their NHS GP surgery, researchers claim.

The scientists behind the study believe the 'very exciting' research has the 'potential to significantly increase participation rates for cervical screening'.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6971433/Urine-test-picks-HPV-effectively-smear-tests.html
PersonsEmma Crosbie
TitleCervical Screening: Could This Urine Test Eventually Replace Smear Test?
Media name/outletHuffington Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/04/19
DescriptionWomen may soon be able to provide a urine sample rather than going for a smear test – with hopes that this will increase participation rates for cervical cancer screening.

A trial at the University of Manchester found urine testing was just as accurate as smear tests at detecting the HPV virus – the presence of this virus is one of the main factors associated with cervical cancer.
URLhttps://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/urine-test-replace-smear-test-trial_uk_5cc6f167e4b04eb7ff98edc1?utm_hp_ref=uk-homepage&guccounter=2
PersonsEmma Crosbie
TitleSmear tests could be replaced after urine sample checks were found just as effective at preventing cervical cancer
Media name/outletThe Sun
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/04/19
DescriptionWOMEN who are too embarrassed or busy to attend a smear test could soon provide a urine sample instead.

Researchers found a pee test may be just as effective at preventing cervical cancer as an intimate probe.

They believe their breakthrough will save lives by encouraging more women to take up the offer of screening.

It could be done privately at home and then posted to a lab or dropped off at a GP surgery at a convenient time.
URLhttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8959839/smear-tests-urine-sample-cervical-cancer/
PersonsEmma Crosbie
TitleUrine test to end 'smear fear'
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/04/19
DescriptionWomen who are too anxious or embarrassed to go for a smear test could instead provide a urine sample to be screened for cervical cancer, research suggests.

A trial found urine testing was as good at detecting a virus called HPV that is a big risk factor for the cancer.

Bigger trials are still needed but experts said self-testing could be a game-changer for women.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48092561
PersonsEmma Crosbie
TitleUrine testing 'as effective' as smear tests at preventing cervical cancer
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/04/19
DescriptionIt’s a test that many women dread, but the smear test could soon be replaced by urine tests, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Manchester have revealed that urine tests may be as effective as the smear test at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) - the virus that causes cervical cancer .

Dr Emma Crosbie, who led the study, said: "We’re really very excited by this study, which we think has the potential to significantly increase participation rates for cervical cancer screening in a key demographic group.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/science/urine-testing-as-effective-smear-14968453
PersonsEmma Crosbie