Cervical Cancer Prevention via SCJ Cells Removal

Clearing Cells to Prevent Cervical Cancer

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Removing SCJ cells might have a significant impact in reducing the risk of cervical cancer.

A novel approach to preventing cervical cancer has been described by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers, based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These cells reside in the cervical canal and have been implicated as the origins of cervical cancer.

Sources and More Information:

  • Clearing Cells to Prevent Cervical Cancer,
    BWH, Press Release, Jul 25, 2014.
  • Unique recurrence patterns of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia after excision of the squamocolumnar junction,
    Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.28978, 3 JUL 2014.