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Visit of Dr Hamza Rouabah, Université Ferhat Abbas, Sétif, Algeria

19/11/2018 – 14/12/2018
Dr Hamza Rouabah spent 4 weeks with the Screening Group to analyse a database from a collaborator in Thailand. The topic of the work is the determinants of liver cancer, apart from hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection. The work is based on responses to questionnaires on lifestyle, diet, alcohol intake, and laboratory measurements.

Video: Mobile cervical cancer screening in Pune city, India

In Pune city, Maharashtra, India, an innovative approach is being taken to providing cervical cancer screening to women who otherwise would not get access to screening: The Screening Group supports the Prayas screening programme.
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Conferences: Royal Society of Medicine and London School of Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

18/11/2018 – 22/11/2018
Dr Basu spoke at the Global Oncology Day (Royal Society of Medicine) and gave a lecture at the DTMH (London School of Tropical Medicine).

Meetings at Jichi University, Medical School, Saitama, Japan

08/11/2018 – 11/11/2018
Dr Sauvaget visited Jichi University to collaborate on the impact of the low vaccination uptake in Japan on health economics.

Training course on planning and implementing cancer control programmes, Nanning, China

05/11/2018 – 09/11/2018
The Screening Group organized this second training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) for the ASEAN countries, with participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Expert meeting on the introduction of HPV vaccine in Assam state, India. Organized by the Tata Trust in Mumbai, India

Dr Basu and Dr Sankaranarayanan attended the meeting as experts.

Expert meeting, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), Tbilisi, Georgia

23/10/2018 – 27/10/2018
Mr Eric Lucas participated in an expert meeting at NCDC to provide technical advice about how to set up a breast, cervical, and colorectal electronic cancer screening registry in Georgia.

Visit of Dr Deborah Watson-Jones, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Mwanza, Tanzania, and Dr Aimee Kreimer, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Rockville, USA

Dr Watson-Jones and Dr Kreimer visited the Screening Group to present the DORIS trial evaluating a single dose of bi- and 9-valent HPV vaccines and to work on an immune bridging study between IARC/NCI and DORIS.

Meeting: “imPACT Expert meeting”, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria

22/10/2018 – 24/10/2018
Dr Sauvaget and Dr Sankaranarayanan attended the imPACT Expert Meeting to review imPACT methodology for assessing national cancer control capacities and needs.

Conference: International cancer prevention and control and the 60th anniversary of the cancer hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS), Beijing, China

19/10/2018 – 20/10/2018
Dr Sauvaget attended the international conference and the 60th anniversary of the cancer hospital.

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