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New publication: Thermal ablation versus cryotherapy or loop excision to treat women positive on visual inspection with acetic acid test: pilot phase of a randomised controlled trial

14/11/2019
The Screening Group is delighted to present the early results of a new pilot study done in Lusaka, Zambia and published in the Lancet Oncology. This study compared three different treatments in women who were eligible for ablative therapy for cervical pre-cancer (crytherapy, LLETZ and thermal ablation). The results of the pilot study provide valuable evidence to inform the recently published WHO recommendation for using thermal ablation to treat cervical pre-cancers. Read the article, the commentary, the IARC News and the WHO guidelines for the use of thermal ablation for cervical pre-cancer lesions.

Video: Thermal ablation versus cryotherapy or loop excision to treat women positive for cervical precancer

14/11/2019
Dr Partha Basu, Head of the IARC Screening Group and an author of the new study published in The Lancet Oncology, described the trial, the new innovative thermal ablation device to treat cervical pre-cancers and the promising early results.
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Video: Thermal ablation versus cryotherapy or loop excision to treat women positive for cervical precancer

14/11/2019
Dr Walter Prendiville, Senior visiting scientist at IARC Screening Group, an author of the new study published in The Lancet Oncology, and a key advisor in the development of the thermal ablation device, described why the device was developed and the advantages it offers compared with current treatment options.
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Video: What should be the HPV vaccine strategy for India with Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan

10/11/2019
Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, former Screening Group head and currently senior visiting scientist discussed about the HPV vaccine strategy for India in this video recorded by ecancer during the "Choosing Wisely: Value added cancer care for India" conference the 15-16 October 2019 in All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India.
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Third CICAMS-IARC joint training course on cancer prevention and control, Shenzhen, China

04/11/2019 – 08/11/2019
The Screening Group co-organized this third training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) for the ASEAN countries, with 41 attendees and faculty members from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
View the IARC News and learn more about the CIACMS-IARC joint training course.

Conference: AORTIC conference, Maputo, Mozambique

05/11/2019 – 08/11/2019
Dr Andre Carvalho and Dr Richard Muwonge participated to the 12th AORTIC Conference focused on Innovation, Strategies, Implementation regarding Cancer in Africa. They presented respectively a research proposal "African Breast Cancer - Interventions on Disparities in Outcomes (ABC-iDO)" and the information needs for monitoring and evaluating cancer screening programs in Africa.

UICC Technical Fellowship: Dr Huang Yubei, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, China

04/11/2019 – 28/11/2019
Dr Huang Yubei visited the Screening Group to complete the data analysis and manuscript preparation for the cross-sectional studies on the associations between cancer screening beliefs, knowledge, mental health, and behaviors.

Launch of IARC Learning portal

04/11/2019
The Education and Training Group has launched the IARC Learning portal, an online space that hosts learning resources to support the professional development of cancer researchers and health professionals. The IARC Learning portal is organized around several thematic platforms, like cancer prevention and early detection developed in collaboration with the Screening Group. You will find a large variety of freely accessible resources: self-paced modules, manuals and guidelines, lectures and webinars, visual charts, and materials for trainers.
Visit the IARC Learning portal.

New publication: Current status of human papillomavirus vaccination in India's cervical cancer prevention efforts

31/10/2019
The Screening Group is delighted to present the new policy review article detailing the current status of vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) in India’s cervical cancer prevention published in The Lancet Oncology. The article concludes that a combination of efficient screening programmes and HPV vaccination programmes will be highly conducive to the local and global elimination of cervical cancer.
View the article (free access until 20 December 2019) and the IARC News.

Lancet Podcast: Current status of human papillomavirus vaccination in India's cervical cancer prevention efforts

31/10/2019
Dr Partha Basu in this Lancet podcast discussed a Policy Review published in The Lancet Oncology on cervical cancer prevention efforts in India especially with the introduction of HPV vaccination.
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