Visit from Drs Youssef Chami and Latifa Belakhel, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and the Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco15/05/2017 – 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, Italy12/05/2017
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, India08/05/2017 – 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.
Visit from Dr Neerja Bhatla, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi, India08/05/2017 – 11/05/2017
Dr Bhatla visited the Group to finalize the 11–14 years/15–18 years HPV manuscript and to discuss ongoing projects.
Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Thimphu, Bhutan01/05/2017 – 04/05/2017
This training course, with participants from Bhutan, was organized in collaboration with the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) to provide technical support for the cervical cancer screening programme.
Field visit to Lusaka, Zambia, for the Delta project25/04/2017 – 29/04/2017
Mr Eric Lucas conducted a field visit to Lusaka to discuss the implementation of the Delta project.
Training course for service providers on thermocoagulation and the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), Ordos, China24/04/2017 – 27/04/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS), Beijing, China, and Inner Mongolia Provincial Health Services.
Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Barshi, India20/03/2017 – 24/03/2017
This training course, with participants from Bangladesh and India, was organized in collaboration with the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; the Tata Memorial Centre Rural Cancer Project, Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital (NDMCH), Barshi, Maharashtra, India; and the WHO Country Office in Bangladesh.
Training programme on cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and management of premalignant lesions, Quito, Ecuador13/03/2017 – 17/03/2017
This training programme was carried out in collaboration with the Fundación Internacional Buen Samaritano Paul Martel (FIBUSPAM) and the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN), Peru. The training programme was organized to provide technical support for the pilot cervical cancer screening programme “Proyecto Prevenir Juntos” in Ecuador, which is funded by the International Foundation. FIBUSPAM plans to roll out the screening programme subsequent to the training of their clinicians and nurses by IARC and INEN.