This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Describe the new ASCCP ‘risk based’ strategy to determine whether a woman needs further treatment following an abnormal cervical cancer screening result
2. Discuss the major changes in the new ASCCP consensus management guidelines following an abnormal cervical cancer screening test report
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hours
Susan J. Gross, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACMG
President and CEO, The ObG Project
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from through , participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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ASCCP released new guidance (April 2020) to inform assessment and treatment of abnormal cervical cancer screening results. The overarching theme reflects a ‘risk-based’ strategy, rather than rigid focus on a particular result. Risk tables have been generated to assist the clinician and guide practice (Egemen et al. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 2020). This is a consensus document with input from ACOG, ACS, SGO and multiple other professional organizations, including those affiliated with laboratory medicine. (In October 2020, ACOG released a practice advisory supporting the new ASCCP guidance and withdrew its previous practice bulletin on cervical cancer screening management. )
The executive summary states
New data indicate that a patient’s risk of developing cervical precancer or cancer can be estimated using current screening test results and previous screening test and biopsy results, while considering personal factors such as age and immunosuppression
For a given current results and history combination, the immediate CIN 3+ risk is examined
If this risk is 4% or greater, immediate management via colposcopy or treatment is indicated
If the immediate risk is less than 4%, the 5-year CIN 3+ risk is examined to determine whether patients should return in 1, 3, or 5 years
Routine screening applies only to asymptomatic individuals who do not require surveillance for prior abnormal screening results
Human papilloma virus assays that are Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for screening should be used for management according to their regulatory approval in the United States
Note: All HPV testing in this document refers to testing for high-risk HPV types only
For all management indications, HPV mRNA and HPV DNA tests without FDA approval for primary screening alone should only be used as a cotest with cytology, unless sufficient, exceptionally rigorous data are available to support primary HPV testing in management
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