January is cervical cancer awareness month!11/01/2019
Video: Developing a model for cancer screening in Udaipur, India08/01/2019
As part of the model under trial, which being piloted in the Gogunda rural block of Rajasthan, trained community health workers visit people in their homes to screen them for common diseases and educate them about NCDs including diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, oral cancers, and cervical cancer. The project supports Indian government policy, which seeks to screen both men and women between the ages of 30 and 60 for common NCDs. Watch video.
New publication: “A pilot study to evaluate home-based screening for the common non-communicable diseases by a dedicated cadre of community health workers in a rural setting in India”07/01/2019
A study initiated in 2017 by the Screening Group evaluates the home-based screening for the common non-communicable diseases delivered by community health workers in a rural setting in Udaipur, India. The study published in the journal BMC Public Health reports that delivery of NCD screening services at home by trained health workers is feasible and well-accepted by the study population.
View the publication.
Arrival of Dr Andre Carvalho, Scientist03/01/2019
Dr Carvalho joined the Screening Group as a scientist.
Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meeting for the HPV vaccination study to evaluate the effectiveness of one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasia20/12/2018 – 21/12/2018
The DSMB meeting was held in Ahmedabad, India and was jointly organized with the local principal investigators from the Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI).
New publication: “Performance of colorectal cancer screening in the European Union Member States: data from the second European screening report”12/12/2018
Dr Basu and colleagues presented comparative data about the performance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes in the European Union Member States. This is the first report presenting comparative data about performance of ongoing CRC organised screening programmes, using quality indicators recommended by international guidelines. This analysis documented a large variability, which might result in potential variations in the future balance of benefits and harms of the programmes.View the publication.
Meeting: “The Cervical Cancer Working Group on Surveillance and Monitoring” WHO, Geneva, Switzerland11/12/2018 – 12/12/2018
Dr Basu participated in the meeting of the Cervical Cancer Working Group on Surveillance and Monitoring in Geneva, Switzerland, organized by WHO.
Conferences: International Cancer Research and Cancer Control and Japanese Association of Cancer Registries, Tokyo, Japan07/12/2018
Dr Basu presented during the seminar on International Cancer Research and Cancer Control organized by the National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan and gave a lecture at the Japanese Association of Cancer Registries (JACR) Annual Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr Ashrafun Nessa - Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Programme07/12/2018
Professor Ashrafun Nessa, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, Bangladesh, explains the challenges of addressing cervical cancer, responsible for one quarter of cancer deaths in Bangladesh, as well as how the government is trying to tackle the disease and how IARC and the Screening Group is helping with the project.
Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr Anita Gadgil - Breast cancer screening programme in India06/12/2018
Dr Anita Gadgil, Mumbai, India, is involved in a programme in collaboration with the Screening Group to increase breast cancer awareness and deliver breast cancer screening to women in India. She explains how IARC has supported the programme and why this type of intervention is important for low- and middle-income countries.