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Video: Care4Afrique, a pilot cervical cancer screening programme

03/02/2023
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 Countries

03/02/2023
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 meeting

24/01/2023
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 Detection

23/01/2023
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 Basu

23/01/2023
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.

Video: The Atlas of Breast Cancer Early Detection with Dr Susan Cherian

23/01/2023
Dr Susan Cherian, Head of the Pathology Department at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Hospital, Mumbai, India, presents the Atlas of Breast Cancer Early Detection. The Atlas provides a guide to the multi-disciplinary approach for diagnosis of breast cancer, including information relating to the detailed clinical breast examination (CBE), diagnostic imaging, and pathological confirmation for every case described in this learning tool. The examples and images are an invaluable resource for healthcare workers to train them in diagnosis and differentiation of breast lumps. The Atlas also includes imagery of breast cancer screening and post-operative surveillance. View the video.

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

03/01/2023
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: Canada (Nova Scotia province data).
Visit the CanScreen5 website to explore characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes across the globe in more than 77 countries.

January is cervical cancer awareness month!

02/01/2023
Throughout January, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will mark Cervical Cancer Awareness Month with a series of posts, including tweets, interviews, and infographics. Stay tuned to the IARC website, www.iarc.fr, the IARC Twitter account, @IARCWHO, and the IARC YouTube channel, IARC WHO, during January to learn more about cervical cancer and the worldwide initiative to eliminate this disease as a public health problem. Read the IARC news

New release of the CanScreen5 cancer screening factsheets

28/12/2022
The CanScreen5 IARC Secretariat, following support of country collaborators and validation by our scientific committee, is happy to announce the availability of the new cancer screening fact sheet. Visit the CanScreen5 website to explore characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes across the globe in more than 76 countries.

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