What cervical screening is appropriate for women who have been vaccinated against high risk HPV? a simulation study

Date: 
10 Nov 2017
Source: 
International Journal of Cancer
Audience: 
Patients and public
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Research

Women vaccinated against HPV16/18 are approaching the age for cervical screening; however, an updated screening algorithm has not been agreed. We use a microsimulation model calibrated to real published data to determine the appropriate screening intensity for vaccinated women. Natural histories in the absence of vaccination were simulated for 300,000 women using 10,000 sets of transition probabilities.

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