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ANTHC Launches First In-State Lab for Cervical Cancer Screening

Alaska Public Media, PBS, NPR
May 24, 2024
Describes the launch of an HPV testing program and anticipated impacts on rural Alaskans. Highlights the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer, and high rates of cervical cancer among Alaska Native and American Indian women. Discusses how self-collecting for HPV tests can decrease barriers for rural populations.
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Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Cancer · Frontier and remote areas · Health disparities · Health screening · Public health · Sexual and reproductive health · Women · Alaska