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New publication: Telemedicine and Cancer Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

06/12/2021
In this commentary, the authors describe the possible roles of telemedicine to improve services across the cancer care continuum in LMICs, challenges of equitable implementation, and possible strategies to overcome these challenges.
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Internal Seminar: Estimating the effects of clinical breast examination (CBE) in India: a modeling study in progress

03/12/2021
On Friday 3 December, Dr Partha Basu presented the outcomes of the Indian of the randomized controlled trial to evaluate breast cancer screening by clinical breast examination in Trivandrum District, Kerala, India. Sarocha Chootipongchaivat presented on the modelling work that is based on this specific trial. This modelling work is currently ongoing and is a collaboration between the IARC and the Erasmus MC.
Learn more about the Randomized controlled trial to evaluate breast cancer screening by clinical breast examination in Trivandrum District, Kerala, India project.

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Ahmadaye Ibrahim-Khalil

01/12/2021 – 31/05/2022
Dr Ibrahim khalil Ahmadaye is a research scientist holding PhD in molecular biology and clinical epidemiology at Registry Cancer Casablanca (Morocco). Join IARC since September 2019 as a post-doctoral scientist, his work interest includes the Burden of cervical cancer attributable to HIV by age-specific with focus in Sub-Saharan Africa and global burden of Kaposi sarcoma by HIV status. Currently his research focus on the systematic review of therapeutic HPV vaccines in clinical trials mainly phase II/III, evaluating the outcomes on the efficacity in cervical cancer, CIN2, CIN3 lesions and other cancers associated.

Visitor: Dr Sarocha Chootipongchaivat

30/11/2021 – 10/12/2021
Sarocha Chootipongchaivat is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam (Netherlands). She is using a microsimulation model (MISCAN-Fadia) to simulate different screening scenarios for various projects related to breast cancer.

New release (November) of the CanScreen5 platform with new country data

30/11/2021
The CanScreen5 IARC Secretariat, following support of country collaborators and validation by our scientific committee, is happy to announce the availability on the CanScreen5 platform of the following country factsheets: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, and Morocco.
Visit the CanScreen5 website to explore characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes across the globe in more than 65 countries.

New publication: Europe’s Path to Eliminating Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem

28/11/2021
In this letter of general interest published in the The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, authors brings together from a wide array of organisations, which demonstrates the breadth of support from the whole of society to make the elimination of cervical cancer a reality. With this joint statement, the signatories call on countries in Europe to take the lead by implementing the seven priorities to accelerate the path towards eliminating cervical cancer.
View the article.

Launch of the WHO Cervical Cancer Country Profiles

17/11/2021
Today on Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action WHO published the WHO Cervical Cancer Country Profiles that are available to bring out the current status of cervical cancer for each WHO Member States (194 total) curated from multiple data sources. The profiles include the following information: burden of cervical cancer, primary prevention, secondary prevention and treatment and supportive care. The data presented in the profiles are derived from several sources. Visit the WHO Cervical Cancer Country Profiles.

Launch of the IARC Cervical Cancer Image Bank to aid AI cancer detection

17/11/2021
The IARC Cervical Cancer Image Bank website is launched today, to accelerate innovation and ensure the quality of machine learning algorithms for the early detection of cervical precancer and cancer. The launch of this new image bank, on 17 November 2021, marks the first anniversary of the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem.
Visit the IARC Cervical Cancer Image Bank website and read IARC News.

Virtual conference: Cervical cancer elimination, day of action

15/11/2021
On Wednesday 17 November 2021, the World Health Organization will mark the first anniversary of a historic movement, celebrating the first time the world has committed to eliminate a cancer.
Learn more about the Cervical Cancer Elimination movement and watch the livestream.

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