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Training course on the role of low-cost portable magnifying device and colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Lusaka, Zambia

18/03/2019 – 23/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu and Dr Srabani Mittal conducted this practical training course to train the trainers within the framework of the project “Diagnostic test accuracy of the low-cost portable magnifying device mobile colposcope in HIV-positive women in Zambia” in collaboration with the Department of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), and the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Switzerland.

Field visit for the Delta project, Lusaka, Zambia

22/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu visited the Delta office in the Centre for Infectious Disease Research to discuss the progress with the local team of the ongoing United States National Cancer Institute-funded project “Randomized controlled trial of the Liger Thermal Coagulator versus cryosurgery and versus large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) to prevent cervical neoplasia in VIA-positive women in low- and middle-income countries”.

Registration for the virtual seminar: Cervical cancer prevention

18/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu will be talking the 2 April at 16:00 CET about the timely topic of cervical cancer prevention (Recommendations of the European Code Against Cancer, Towards elimination of cervical cancer: WHO call to action, State of play in Europe: screening & vaccination and Global impact of cervical cancer prevention) within the framework of the association of the European Cancer Leagues (ECL) and the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC). The webinar is open for registration: Registration for the webinar.

Video: Indian National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) with Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan

14/03/2019
Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, former Screening Group head, discussed about the new Indian National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP), about the complexity of cancer care and the way forward.
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New publication: Setting up a Breast Cancer Awareness Project in Mumbai: Methodology, Experiences and Challenges

14/03/2019
Dr Sauvaget and colleagues described a breast cancer awareness project in an urban community in Mumbai, India. This exploratory study revealed that awareness-based screening programmes with organised infrastructure and referral pattern could lead to diagnosing early cancers.
View the article.

New publication: Two-dose recommendation for Human Papillomavirus vaccine can be extended up to 18 years – updated evidence from Indian follow-up cohort study

13/03/2019
This new article, published in the journal of Papillomavirus Research and based on an ongoing multi-centric study in India coordinated by the Screening Group, compares the protection offered against incident and persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in women receiving two or three doses of quadrivalent vaccine at 15-18 years of age. These new results make a strong argument to extend the current World Health Organization two-dose recommendation to 15-18 year old girls. View the article and the IARC news.

IARC's International Women's Day Symposium 2019

08/03/2019
To mark International Women’s Day, IARC celebrated women’s contributions to science and supported the role of women in science by hosting the IARC International Women’s Day Symposium 2019. Visit the symposium page

Training course on the role of colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Udaipur, India

05/03/2019 – 08/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu conducted a colposcopy training course for 15 gynaecologists in collaboration with GBM American Hospital in Udaipur City.

Virtual seminar: Virtual advanced cancer screeening training program for gynecologists on Echo project platform, India

07/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu presented within the framework of the ECHO project, the medical digital Indian platform, a virtual seminar about colposcopic features of premalignant and malignant changes of cervix attended by Indian gynaecologists.

March is colorectal cancer awareness month!

06/03/2019
Visit our colorectal cancer research projects page to learn more about our work and the early detection of colorectal cancers. Access to this article presenting EU comparative data about performance of ongoing CRC organised screening programmes: view the article.

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