EMERGENCY: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic16/03/2020
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Kick-off meeting: Artificial intelligence-assisted decision-making to improve women’s participation to cervical cancer screening in Occitanie Region-France31/03/2021
In collaboration with the Centre Régional de Coordination de Dépistage des Cancers d’Occitanie (CRCDC-Occitanie) and The “Université de Bretagne Occidentale”, The Early Detection, Prevention & Infections Branch/IARC is officially launching today the AppDate-You project to tackle the burden and inequalities in cervical cancer screening. The project aims to evaluate the impact of artificial intelligence-assisted decision-making to improve women’s knowledge and participation to cervical cancer screening in Occitanie Region-France. This project is funded by the French Institut National du Cancer (INCA).
Job opportunity: Scientist (cancer screening inequalities/Latin America)31/03/2021
A temporary scientist position is opened for a public health/biomedical researcher in the Early Detection, Prevention and Infections Branch (EPR). The creation of this position is in response to a funded initiative focusing on social inequalities related to cancer screening participation in Latin America. The project contains a major component of coordination and networking with stakeholders, and offers excellent opportunities to attract additional competitive funding. View the job vacancy.
New publication: Cancer screening in the Coronavirus pandemic era- adjusting to a new situation30/03/2021
The present article published in JCO Gobal Oncology discusses the challenges to cancer screening implementation in the pandemic environment, suggesting ways to optimize services for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. Authors provides guidance on reorganization of screening policies, governance, implementation, and program monitoring.
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Kick-off meeting: CBIG-SCREEN, a collaborative European-wide effort to tackle inequalities in cervical cancer screening26/03/2021
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is participating in a new project within the framework of the European Union Horizon2020 research and innovation programme. Today is the official kick-off of the CBIG-SCREEN project – a collaborative European-wide effort to tackle inequalities in cervical cancer screening. The project will thus create a Europe-wide knowledge framework around barriers to cervical cancer screening and generate policies, programmes, communications and other required services to meet the needs of these underserved sub-populations of women with inherent high-risk of cervical cancer and low (perceived) access to proper healthcare routes.
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A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available for a public health/biomedical researcher in the Early Detection, Prevention and Infections Branch (EPR). The current postdoctoral opportunity is in the field of implementation research related to improving the uptake of cervical cancer screening among the vulnerable women in Europe. The research study aims to assess the barriers to access cervical cancer screening by the vulnerable women, evaluate preparedness of a country for introduction of interventions aimed at improving screening participation, design, pilot and evaluate context-specific interventions to improve cervical cancer screening participation among vulnerable women in Estonia, Portugal and Romania. View the postdoctoral opportunity.
New publication online: Colposcopy and Treatment of Cervical Precancer11/03/2021
New publication: The hidden curve behind COVID-19 outbreak: the impact of delay in treatment initiation in cancer patients and how to mitigate the additional risk of dying—the head and neck cancer model11/03/2021
Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have estimated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, on global cancer mortality and proposed a model to minimize this excess mortality. The study was published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. View the article
New publication: Preventive Medicine 144 (2021) 106439Available online 4 March 20210091-7435/© 2021 Published by Elsevier Inc.Treatment approaches for women with positive cervical screening results in low-and middle-income countries04/03/2021
New publication: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of eliminating cervical cancer through a tailored optimal pathway: a modeling study03/03/2021
In this publication, the authors take China as an example to assess the optimal pathway towards elimination and the cost-effectiveness of tailored actions. To achieve the goal of elimination, China needs to increase investment for cervical cancer prevention during 2021–2035 and improve investment efficiency.
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