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Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Thimphu, Bhutan

01/05/2017 – 04/05/2017
This training course, with participants from Bhutan, was organized in collaboration with the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) to provide technical support for the cervical cancer screening programme.

Training course for service providers on thermocoagulation and the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), Ordos, China

24/04/2017 – 27/04/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS), Beijing, China, and Inner Mongolia Provincial Health Services.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Barshi, India

20/03/2017 – 24/03/2017
This training course, with participants from Bangladesh and India, was organized in collaboration with the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; the Tata Memorial Centre Rural Cancer Project, Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital (NDMCH), Barshi, Maharashtra, India; and the WHO Country Office in Bangladesh.

Training programme on cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and management of premalignant lesions, Quito, Ecuador

13/03/2017 – 17/03/2017
This training programme was carried out in collaboration with the Fundación Internacional Buen Samaritano Paul Martel (FIBUSPAM) and the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN), Peru. The training programme was organized to provide technical support for the pilot cervical cancer screening programme “Proyecto Prevenir Juntos” in Ecuador, which is funded by the International Foundation. FIBUSPAM plans to roll out the screening programme subsequent to the training of their clinicians and nurses by IARC and INEN.

Training of pathology technicians for capacity development and strengthening of cytopathology, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry services in Bangladesh

03/03/2017 – 10/03/2017
This hands-on course on laboratory pathology techniques was organized in collaboration with the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Field visit to Udaipur, India, for the IMPACD (LIFE) project

27/02/2017 – 01/03/2017
Dr Partha Basu conducted a field visit to Udaipur to officially launch and discuss the implementation of the IMPACD (LIFE) project.

New publication: “Cancer screening in the European Union (2017): report on the implementation of the Council Recommendation on cancer screening”

09/02/2017
The Screening Group is pleased to announce the publication of this important report on the implementation of cancer screening in the European Union. View the report.

Training course in thermocoagulation for master trainer gynaecologists, Ambilikkai, India

06/02/2017 – 07/02/2017
The Screening Group organized this hands-on training course in thermocoagulation for master trainer gynaecologists (with participants from China) at the Christian Cancer Centre, Ambilikkai, India.

World Cancer Day press release: “Affordable vaccines key to scale up HPV vaccination and prevent thousands of avoidable cervical cancers”

04/02/2017
On World Cancer Day 2017, IARC highlighted the theme of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer prevention. Visit the associated IARC page.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meeting for the randomized controlled trial to evaluate clinical breast examination in breast cancer screening, Thiruvananthapuram, India

02/02/2017 – 03/02/2017
The meeting took place at the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala, India.

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