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Lancet Oncology Editorial: Global elimination of cervical cancer is achievable—with commitment

The Lancet Oncology published a new editorial in the November 2019 issues with a high focus on cervical cancer elimination: Disparities that persist in terms of access to vaccination and screening will delay worldwide elimination. Editors strongly encorage those in positions of influence to use all tools at their disposal to achieve this.
Read The Lancet Oncology editorial.

Meeting: 3rd IDEA All Africa Meeting 2019- going beyond HIV, Johannesburg, South Africa

30/10/2019 – 31/10/2019
Dr. Partha Basu attended the “3rd IDEA All Africa Meeting 2019-going beyond HIV” and delivered a lecture ‘CanScreen5 – objectives & methodology’ at the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Care Workshop on 30 October. He also delivered a lecture at the main meeting on 31 October on ‘Screening of women living with HIV – unresolved issues’. It was a great opportunity to network with 20 early career scientists from different African nations.

IAEA-imPACT mission in Sri Lanka

28/10/2019 – 01/11/2019
Dr Catherine Sauvaget participated to a national cancer control assessment mission with senior representatives from Sri Lanka Ministry of Health and provincial authorities organised by IAEA, WHO and IARC.
Read more about imPACT Reviews and watch videos about nuclear medicine in Sri Lanka and a cancer survivor's tale.

Visit of Dr Li CheungHost

24/10/2019 – 31/10/2019
Dr Li Cheung from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA visited the Screening group to work on the Trivandrum Oral Cancer Screening (TOCS) Study and preparation of a manuscript about individualized risk-based/benefit-based stratification model.

Publication translated in Chinese language: “Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice”

The publication "Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice", IARC CancerBase No. 13 published in 2017 is now available in Chinese language following support of Dr Long Sui team from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and the Chinese Society for Colposcopy and Cervical pathology (CSCCP).
View the publication.

Meeting: CanScreen5 & Reducing Inequality in Cancer Screening - Advisory Board Meeting

28/10/2019 – 29/10/2019
The Screening Group hosted the first Advisory Board meeting on CanScreen5 & Reducing Inequality in Cancer Screening. Experts discussed research priorities reducing social and health inequalities in cancer screening, indicators and current existing interventions. Experts debated the CanScreen5 project implementation and dissemination strategies in the different continents.
Visit the CanScreen5 website.

Conference: Second Joint Breast Cancer & Gynecology Malignancy, Doha, Qatar

18/10/2019 – 19/10/2019
Dr Andre Carvalho attended this conference, organized by the Qatar Health Department and discussed of breast cancer prevention and lifestyle modification.

International symposium on cancer research, Shanghai, China

17/10/2019 – 19/10/2019
Dr Sauvaget participated to the Sino-French Symposium on cancer organized by the Jia Tong University and CLARA, and the ceremony of signature of the MoU between IARC and Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.
More detail about this meeting and summary in Chinese.

World Endoscopy Organization Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Committee Meeting, Barcelona, Spain

Mr Eric Lucas presented the new initiative from IARC, Cancer Screening in 5 continents (CanScreen5) during the WEO screening committee meeting. The CanScreen5 project aims to collect information on characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes around the world and disseminate such information for informed decision making in cancer screening programmes.
Visit the CanScreen5 website.

Guidelines: WHO guidelines for the use of thermal ablation for cervical pre-cancer lesions

Within the framework of cervical cancer elimination, World Health Organization published today the WHO guidelines for the use of thermal ablation for cervical pre-cancer lesions.
View the WHO guidelines.

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