Bioscience

AHSC team advances cervical cancer detection, treatment in Honduras

July 1, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: KVOA] – Two physicians and a doctoral student at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona have started a program in Honduras that uses ordinary vinegar to detect cervical cancer.

Ilana B. Addis, MD, and Pamela S. Lotke, MD, both assistant professors of clinical obstetrics/gynecology at the UA College of Medicine, are co-directors of the Honduran Women’s Health & Visual Inspection Acetic Acid Program. With Deanna Lewis, PA, MBA, who also is a doctoral student at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, they initiated the program June 7 in collaboration with Salud Juntos in La Guacamaya, Honduras.

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