Meg McLachlin


MD University of Western Ontario

Office: Dental Sciences Building, Room 4044
Phone: (519) 661-2030
Fax: (519) 661-3370

Clinical Activities

Keywords: Gynecology, Oncology, Cytopathology

Description of clinical activities: My main areas of interest are gynecologic oncology especially in the area of cervical cancer screening. Current interests include the development of a standardized, programmatic approach to cervical cancer screening and the appropriate use of new screening technologies.

Research Interests

Keywords: Cervical cancer screening, HPV

Description of research activities:

  • Human papillomavirus and epithelial neoplasia of the female genital tract
  • Impact of new technologies on cervical cancer screening
  • Rationalization of cervical screening in a era of HPV vaccination

Selected Publications

  1. Howlett RI, Marrett LD, Innes M, Rosen B, McLachlin, C.M.. Decreasing Incidence of Cervical Adenocarcinoma in Ontario: Is This Related to Improved Endocervical Pap Test Sampling? Int J Cancer, 2007 Jan 15;120(2):362-7.
  2. McLachlin, C.M., Mai I, Murphy J, Fung-Kee-Fung M, Chambers A, Oliver TK, Ontario Cervical Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guidelines. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. 2007;29(4):344-353
  3. Ceballos K.M., Chapman W, Daya D., Julian J.A., Lytwyn A., McLachlin C.M., Elite L. Reproducibility of the histological diagnosis of cervical dysplasia among pathologists from four continents. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2008 Jan; 27(1):101-7.
  4. Parfitt J.R., McLachlin C.M., Weir M.M., Comparison of ThinPrep and conventional smears in salivary gland fine-needle aspiration biopsies. Cancer. 2007 Apr 25;111(2):123-9

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