Training course for master trainers and nurses on colposcopy, the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), cervical cancer screening, and management of preinvasive lesions, Bangkok, Thailand04/09/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute of Thailand, with participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Field visit to Accra, Ghana, for National Breast Cancer Education project impact evaluation27/08/2017 – 31/08/2017
Dr Partha Basu conducted a field visit to Accra to evaluate the impact of nurse-performed clinical breast examination, followed by volunteer-driven navigation for screen-positive women, on diagnosis and treatment in a population setting, part of the National Breast Cancer Education project organized by Breast Care International (BCI) and the Office of the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana. The purpose of the project is to train community health nurses on breast cancer and on educating women about breast cancer, teaching breast self-examination, and performing clinical breast examination.
René Lambert (23 July 1930–5 August 2017)14/08/2017
The Screening Group (SCR) team is saddened by the passing of long-time SCR collaborator Professor René Lambert, who died on Saturday 5 August 2017.
Field visits in India for the HPV vaccination study to evaluate the effectiveness of one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasia03/08/2017 – 13/08/2017
Mr Eric Lucas and Ms Cecile Le Duc conducted field visits to study sites in Ahmedabad, Ambilikkai, Barshi, Hyderabad, and Pune, to discuss the project’s implementation, progress, and challenges.
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, India31/07/2017 – 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 Iran10/07/2017 – 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 Bangladesh10/07/2017 – 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, India07/07/2017 – 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, Belgium01/06/2017
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.