Discover Breakthrough Solutions from ASCP to Prevent and Detect Cervical Cancer in the Global Community
Throughout Cervical Cancer month, learn how ASCP is helping women at risk of contracting cervical cancer in resource-limited countries. Since 2005, volunteers from ASCP have improved the quality standards at laboratories and enhanced training of laboratory professionals in 19 developing countries through funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These efforts are improving the diagnosis for all diseases, including cervical cancer.
While cervical cancer is relatively rare now in the United States, it is the No. 1 deadliest cancer for women in sub-Saharan Africa. ASCP is developing a pilot program for countries in Africa to promote the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.
Look for stories and photos about the ASCP efforts during the month of January. Also, learn more facts about cervical cancer worldwide, how ASCP members have battled this disease on behalf of patients in the Global Community, and how ASCP contributed to the pivotal 2012 Update to the Cervical Cancer Guidelines.