Cervical Cancer Screening Program – first phase

We have established a Cervical Cancer screening program for Kosovar women, in partnership with the American Hospital in Kosovo and 700 for Science Foundation since October 2014.

The screening has been done through a new methodology – the liquid based cytology – for approximately 700 women aged 28-65 years. Liquid-based cytology method for cervical cancer screening has been proven to be more effective in cancer detection due to improvements in sample quality, sensitivity, specificity, and ability to perform reflex molecular testing. In sum, performing pap test via liquid based cytology improves the specificity of test results.

Project Objectives:

  1. Research objectives on cervical cancer for women in Kosovo
  2. Humanitarian objectives on providing an opportunity for Kosovo women for cervical cancer screening through a modern methodology – liquid based cytology

FACT: Approximatley 700 women have been examined for cervical cancer during the first phase of the project conducted October 2014-December 2015.