Offering Cervical Cancer Screening to Older Women

2019-10-10 09:39:47 | BioPortfolio


This study evaluates the effect and feasibility of expanding the target population in the Danish cervical cancer screening program to include women aged 65 to 69 years. The study also evaluates if HPV self-sampling constitutes an appropriate screening method among older women.


The study is a nationwide population-based prospective cohort study embedded in the routine cervical cancer screening program in the Central Denmark Region. The study includes all 65 to 69 years old Danish women with no record of a cervical cytology sample or screening invitation within the last five years. Furthermore, the women are not registered as ineligible for screening, eg due hysterectomy. Eligible women residing in the Central Denmark Region are allocated to the intervention group (n=20,000), while women residing in the other four Danish regions are allocated to the control group receiving standard care (n=71,500), which for this group is low-level opportunistic screening at the general practitioner (GP). The intervention group are invited for HPV-based screening by the GP or to request a self-sampling kit.

Study Design


Uterine Cervical Neoplasm


GP-based screening or HPV self-sampling


Mette Tranberg Nielsen
Randers NØ




University of Aarhus

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-10T09:39:47-0400

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