Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

  • Cervical Cancer


Invasive cervical cancer incidence and mortality can be dramatically reduced through early detection and treatment, but many women do not complete screening at recommended intervals. Many low-income women in Virginia remain uninsured and are at significant risk of being medically underserved and failing to complete regular cervical cancer screening. Self-collection of specimens for HPV testing is an innovative approach that may increase access to cervical cancer screening in populations that do not participate in traditional clinic-based screening. Innovative delivery models are needed to reach at-risk populations. This study seeks to explore the acceptability and feasibility of pairing self-collection of HPV samples for DNA testing with mobile mammography in women living in rural Virginia.

Study summary:

The proposed study aims to determine whether offering self-collection for HPV testing through the mobile mammography unit is an acceptable and feasible method to increase access to cervical cancer screening for under-screened women in rural Virginia. The procedures will be recruitment of under-screened women in rural Virginia to complete HPV testing using self-collection kits distributed through the mobile mammography unit. Regardless of HPV positivity, all women will be provided with information about cervical cancer screening (locations, cost, etc.), and will be encouraged to complete Pap screening by a clinician.


Inclusion Criteria: - not pregnant Exclusion Criteria: - history of hysterectomy or pelvic RT non English speaking



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Emma M Mitchell, PhD
University of Virginia

Emma Mitchell, PhD
Phone: 4342433962

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
United States

Emma M Mitchell, PhD
Phone: 434-243-3962

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: June 16, 2021

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