Detecting cervical cancer through a urine sample?


About the research

Jade Pattyn (UAntwerp) wants to make cervical cancer extremely rare. She is working on an alternative to detect cervical cancer more easy: via a simple urine sample instead of a smear. That offers some additional advantages, Jade says: "many women will agree with me: there are nicer places to lay down than in your doctor's chair". 

Jade Pattyn

Jade Pattyn is an enthusiastic researcher at the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination. She studied Biomedical Sciences and soon became interested in infectious diseases and their prevention. Her research focuses on a highly contagious virus, the human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer. Jade is investigating whether a urine sample for the detection of HPV can offer a possible alternative to the smear.


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