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Principal investigator meeting for the HPV vaccination study to evaluate the effectiveness of one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasia, Coimbatore, India

31/07/2017 – 02/08/2017
The Screening Group organized this meeting for all principal investigators, programme managers, and key collaborators from the study sites involved in this project, to discuss Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommendations, study progress, and recent findings.

Visit from Dr Hamideh Salimzadeh, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran

10/07/2017 – 13/07/2017
Dr Salimzadeh visited the Group to discuss the possibility of initiating a project on colorectal screening in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Workshop on cervical cancer in Bangladesh

10/07/2017 – 12/07/2017
Drs Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan and Partha Basu attended a national consultative workshop organized by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Training course on cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Kolkata, India

07/07/2017 – 09/07/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata, India, for gynaecologists from Agra, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Udaipur.

IARC Summer School 2017 training course: “Implementing cancer prevention and early detection”

15/06/2017 – 23/06/2017
The Screening Group coordinated this week-long module in collaboration with the Prevention and Implementation Group and the Education and Training Group.

Presentation of “Cancer screening in the European Union (2017): report on the implementation of the Council Recommendation on cancer screening”, Brussels, Belgium

01/06/2017
Dr Partha Basu gave a presentation to introduce this new report, organized by the European Commission, at a meeting of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) against Cancer.

Visit from Drs Youssef Chami and Latifa Belakhel, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and the Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco

15/05/2017 – 19/05/2017
Drs Chami and Belakhel visited the Group to discuss the evaluation report and database software for the breast and cervical cancer screening project and to discuss other ongoing projects.

Presentation of “Cancer screening in the European Union (2017): report on the implementation of the Council Recommendation on cancer screening” and introduction to CanScreen5, Ispra, Italy

12/05/2017
Dr Partha Basu gave a presentation at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to introduce this new report and present the concept of the Cancer Screening in Five Continents (CanScreen5) project.

Internship: Mr Xing Yidi, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon)

09/05/2017 – 08/09/2017
Mr Xing completed a 4-month internship within the Screening Group as part of the second year of his Master’s degree in the field of information technology (offline data collection and data security).

Visit from Dr Susan Cherian and Dr Surita Kantharia, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute University, Mumbai, India

08/05/2017 – 12/05/2017
Drs Cherian and Kantharia visited the Group to discuss the development of a new atlas on mammography and early detection of breast cancer.

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