Research; Impact of our research Cervical screening. Research at The University of Manchester has had a major impact on cervical screening policy and practice in the UK and influenced thinking internationally. Over 70% of cervical cancers are attributed to two types of HPV (human papillomavirus).
Progress in Cervical Screening in the UK 1. Introduction Cervical cancer prevention has been based on cervical cytology screening for the last 50 years. With rapid advances in our understanding of human papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in carcinogenesis and the clinical applications of primary prevention by HPV immunisation and secondary.