New publication: CanScreen5: a global data repository for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programmes27/04/2023
The inaugural report of the Cancer Screening in Five Continents (CanScreen5) project – the first initiative of its kind to analyse the organization and implementation of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programmes worldwide – was published today in the journal Nature Medicine. The report, led by scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), highlights the substantial variability in the organization and performance of cancer screening across countries, provides recommendations for screening programmes to improve the quality and completeness of data, and identifies best practices that can be shared between programmes.
Read the IARC Press Release, and the article
New HPV vaccines and fewer doses: promising recent developments towards eliminating cervical cancer21/04/2023
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released a new IARC Evidence Summary Brief, titled “Protection from a Single Dose of HPV Vaccine: A major public health impact from IARC studies of vaccine efficacy”. This report highlights promising recent developments, led by scientists from IARC and partners, that are huge steps to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a threat to global public health. This IARC Evidence Summary Brief is the fourth in a series of scientific Evidence Summary Briefs published by IARC to call attention to the findings of evidence-based studies in key aspects of cancer prevention.
Read the IARC Press Release, and the IARC Evidence Summary Brief No. 4
New video: IARC launches new HPV atlas to support cervical cancer elimination03/03/2023
To mark International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day, Dr Partha Basu of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) introduces a new IARC online atlas designed to help health professionals use HPV tests for cervical cancer screening and manage HPV-positive women. View the video.
New publication: Using HPV tests for cervical cancer screening and managing HPV-positive women – a practical online guide03/03/2023
To mark International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is launching a new IARC atlas, a practical online guide designed to help health professionals use HPV tests for cervical cancer screening and managing HPV-positive women. View the IARC Press release 329, and view the new new HPV atlas.
Video: Care4Afrique, a pilot cervical cancer screening programme03/02/2023
Dr Farida Selmouni presents the Care4Afrique project and the published report prepared in collaboration with the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Morocco). Care4Afrique demonstrates that implementation of cervical cancer screening by visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) followed by immediate treatment of precancerous lesions with thermal ablation in primary health-care services is feasible in resource-constrained settings. View the report and view the video.
New publication: Implementation of a Pilot Cervical Cancer Screening Programme Integrated in Routine Primary Health-Care Services in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal: Report of a Pilot Project (Care4Afrique) in Three African Countries03/02/2023
This publication summarizes the outcomes of the Care4Afrique project aiming to implement cervical cancer screening and treatment in three focus countries in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa – Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal – by IARC in close collaboration with the ministries of health of the countries and the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Morocco). The project highlights solutions to integrate cervical cancer screening and treatment services into routine primary health-care services and overcome some of the common system-level barriers to implementation that are faced in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. View the report and the IARC Press Release.
kick-off meeting of the project “Enhancing breast cancer knowledge and clinical skills among healthcare providers”31/01/2023 – 01/02/2023
On January 31st and February 1st, scientists from the Early Detection, Prevention and Infections Branch held in Tunis, the kick-off meeting of the project “Enhancing breast cancer knowledge and clinical skills among healthcare providers”. The project will be implemented in the polyclinics of Misrata, Libya. It aims to train 40 master trainers on CBE. Training will be provided by Department Heads of the National Cancer Institute of Misrata. The project is funded by a UICC grant.
CARE4Afrique closing meeting24/01/2023
On January 24th, the closing meeting of the CARE4Afrique project was held virtually with the representatives of Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, and the Directors of the Lalla Salma Foundation. Challenges in the project implementation and status in scaling up cervical cancer screening and treatment of precancerous lesions were presented. Two countries already started to provide screen-and-treat services within the country. Key elements were identified for the success of scaling up in Sub-Sahara Africa: dedicated budget, lobbying and community participation, regular training of the providers, approach “screen-and-treat” using VIA and thermal ablation. The launch on February 4th of the CARE4Afrique report on IARC website was announced.
Atlas of Breast Cancer Early Detection23/01/2023
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital atlas, the Atlas of Breast Cancer Early Detection. The atlas is a step-by-step guide to the procedure of clinical breast examination and its interpretation, diagnostic mammography, diagnostic breast ultrasound, image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology, and core biopsy of the breast.
View the digital atlas.
Video: The Atlas of Breast Cancer Early Detection with Dr Partha Basu23/01/2023
Dr Partha Basu, Head of the Early Detection, Prevention & Infections Branch at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) presents the Atlas of Breast Cancer Early Detection. In this video, Dr Basu provides an overview of the sections and contents of the Atlas, which includes nearly 1000 freely available annotated images and videos, 186 case studies, and a quiz.
View the video.