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dc.contributor.editorSantora, Emilyen_US
dc.creatorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-13T00:52:32Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-08-13T00:52:32Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-08-12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13305en_US
dc.description.abstractWalter Schiller studied the causes of diseases in the US and Austria in the early twentieth century and in 1928, invented the Schiller test, or a way to diagnose early cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer is the uncontrollable division of cells in the cervix, or lower part of the uterus. While living in Austria until his emigration to escape the Nazis in 1937, Schiller concluded that there was a form of cervical cancer, later named carcinoma in situ, that physicians could detect earlier than when tumors start to appear. To determine whether women exhibited that early form of cancer, Schiller stained women’s cervixes with a type of iodine that would stain healthy cervical tissue and not cancerous cervical tissue. Cervical cancer is more deadly to women when it is caught later in its progression, and was difficult to detect in Schiller's time. Schiller’s research enabled physicians to diagnose cervical cancer early, helping women receive treatment quicker and ultimately helping to popularize annual diagnostic exams in the US.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshCervix uteri--Canceren_US
dc.subject.lcshCervical canceren_US
dc.subject.lcshIodineen_US
dc.subject.lcshGlycogenen_US
dc.subject.lcshCervix uterien_US
dc.subject.lcshSchiller, Walter, 1887-1960en_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical University of Viennaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCook County Hospital (Chicago, Ill.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPopper, Hans, 1903-1988en_US
dc.subject.lcshIllinois Society of Pathologistsen_US
dc.subject.lcshChicago Medical Societyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Association for Cancer Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasmsen_US
dc.subject.meshCanceren_US
dc.subject.meshTumorsen_US
dc.subject.meshMalignancyen_US
dc.subject.meshBenign Neoplasmsen_US
dc.subject.meshYolk Sac Tumoren_US
dc.subject.meshEndodermal Sinus Tumoren_US
dc.subject.meshCarcinomaen_US
dc.subject.meshEpithelial Cellsen_US
dc.titleWalter Schiller (1887–1960)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagCervical cancer diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.tagSchiller testen_US
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