New publication: “Performance of colorectal cancer screening in the European Union Member States: data from the second European screening report”12/12/2018
Dr Basu and colleagues presented comparative data about the performance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes in the European Union Member States. This is the first report presenting comparative data about performance of ongoing CRC organised screening programmes, using quality indicators recommended by international guidelines. This analysis documented a large variability, which might result in potential variations in the future balance of benefits and harms of the programmes.View the publication.
Meeting: “The Cervical Cancer Working Group on Surveillance and Monitoring” WHO, Geneva, Switzerland11/12/2018 – 12/12/2018
Dr Basu participated in the meeting of the Cervical Cancer Working Group on Surveillance and Monitoring in Geneva, Switzerland, organized by WHO.
Conferences: International Cancer Research and Cancer Control and Japanese Association of Cancer Registries, Tokyo, Japan07/12/2018
Dr Basu presented during the seminar on International Cancer Research and Cancer Control organized by the National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan and gave a lecture at the Japanese Association of Cancer Registries (JACR) Annual Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr Ashrafun Nessa - Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Programme07/12/2018
Professor Ashrafun Nessa, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, Bangladesh, explains the challenges of addressing cervical cancer, responsible for one quarter of cancer deaths in Bangladesh, as well as how the government is trying to tackle the disease and how IARC and the Screening Group is helping with the project.
Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr Anita Gadgil - Breast cancer screening programme in India06/12/2018
Dr Anita Gadgil, Mumbai, India, is involved in a programme in collaboration with the Screening Group to increase breast cancer awareness and deliver breast cancer screening to women in India. She explains how IARC has supported the programme and why this type of intervention is important for low- and middle-income countries.
Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr John-Paul Bogers - HPV-AHEAD consortium06/12/2018
Dr John Paul Bogers, Antwerp, Belgium, speaks about his collaboration with IARC as part of the HPV-AHEAD consortium, a study which looks at how HPV infection plays a role in the development of Head and Neck cancers in India and Europe.
Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr Sangrajrang Suleeporn - National Cancer Institute, Thailand05/12/2018
Dr Sangrajrang Suleeporn, Thailand, outlines how her country’s long collaboration with IARC, including the training of scientists, has helped to improve the understanding of important areas such as epidemiology, prevention, cancer screening programmes and cancer control throughout the entire region.
IAEA-imPACT mission in Georgetown, Guyana03/12/2018 – 07/12/2018
Dr Sauvaget participated in the IAEA-imPACT Mission to Georgetown, Guyana.
Conference: EUROGIN 2018, Lisbon, Portugal02/12/2018 – 04/12/2018
Dr Basu presented at the EUROGIN 2018 Congress in Lisbon, Portugal.
Section of Early Detection and Prevention (EDP) retreat26/11/2018 – 27/11/2018
The Screening Group (SCR) enjoyed spending time exchanging ideas about current and future EDP projects with our colleagues from the Prevention and Implementation Group (PRI).