Wentzensen Receives ASCCP Award
Dr. Nicolas Wentzensen, senior investigator and deputy chief, Clinical Genetics Branch, NCI, recently received the Distinguished Scientific Award from the ASCCP (formerly known as the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, now the Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders). He received the society’s highest honor for his role in leading the Colposcopy Standards project. Colposcopy is a cervical cancer prevention technique in which the cervix is inspected for signs of cancer or precancer. The project is expected to have immediate and lasting benefits for the millions of women in the United States and around the world who undergo cervical cancer screening.