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ACP releases best practice advice for cervical cancer screening

News from Annals of Internal Medicine, April 30, 2015

American College of Physicians

1. American College of Physicians releases Best Practice Advice for the proper time, test, and interval for cervical cancer screening

ACP's advice is supported by ACOG and endorsed by ASCP

New clinical advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP) aims to reduce overuse of cervical cancer screening in average risk women without symptoms. "Cervical Cancer Screening in Average Risk Women" is published in Annals of Internal Medicine and lists two concurring organizations: the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. ACP's advice covers when to start and stop screening average risk women without symptoms, which screening tests to use, and at what screening interval. The full paper can be accessed for free at

Note: The URL will be live when the embargo lifts. For an embargoed copy of the full news release and the article, please contact Megan Hanks at For an interview with someone from ACP, please contact Steve Majewski at or 215-351-2514.

2. Annals of Internal Medicine Publishes Annual 'Updates' in Internal Medicine

Summaries of the Year's Most Important Studies Affecting the Practice of Internal Medicine are Available at

Annals of Internal Medicine is publishing summaries of the most important medical studies of 2014 in the fields of general internal medicine, cardiology, hematology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology, rheumatology, and perioperative, pulmonary, and geriatric medicine. All articles were published within the last year in some of the world's most prestigious medical journals. Authors in each topic area chose articles based on novelty and quality of the research, as well as potential impact on clinical practice. Publication of the updates coincides with Internal Medicine 2015, (#IM2015) the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians, taking place April 30-May 2 in Boston, Mass.

Note: For the full press release and an embargoed PDF of any of the "Updates" articles, please contact Megan Hanks at


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