IARC World Cancer Day full package31/01/2019
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) marks World Cancer Day 2019 with a full package of materials about cervical cancer. Explore the IARC World Cancer Day webpage to see videos, interviews, and a showcase of some of IARC’s research projects related to cervical cancer.
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Conference: 10th East Zonal Oncology Symposium, Kolkata, India19/01/2019
Dr Partha Basu delivered a keynote lecture about cervical cancer elimination.
New publication: Evaluation of the national cervical cancer screening program in Morocco: achievements and challenges17/01/2019
This new publication, based on an evaluation done by the Screening Group, reports the key outcomes of evaluation of the national cervical cancer screening programme in Morocco, and describes its organization, status of implementation, performance, and major challenges.
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IARC/WHO EURO Workshop on Implementation of Screening Programmes16/01/2019 – 17/01/2019
The Screening Group team participated as faculty members for this interactive workshop, organized by the Section of Early Detection and Prevention, on implementation of cancer screening programmes, with representatives from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. More details.
Training course on the role of colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Dakar, Senegal14/01/2019 – 15/01/2019
Dr Partha Basu conducted a colposcopy training course in Dakar, Senegal, to train gynaecologists from Benin and Senegal, in the framework of the Care4Afrique project.
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.
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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).