CanScreen5 Train the Trainers - Africa Region Live Kick-off session09/10/2020
The CanScreen5 Train the Trainers African course, with participants from 17 African countries, aims to contribute to the creation of a dynamic global network of master trainers capable of training health care providers on cancer screening program monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement and also to contribute data to the CanScreen5 project. Dr Jean-Marie Dangou from WHO-AFRO was the first keynote speaker and presented the webinar: "Cancer Screening in Africa - Where are we now?"
Breast Cancer Awareness Month08/10/2020
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, impacting 2.1 million women each year. Early detection through screening helps improve survival rates.
View the WHO Breast cancer page to learn more about the current WHO recommandations.
Save the date: NCI at London Global Cancer Week 2020 on 20/11/202005/10/2020
This webinar will showcase examples of global cancer research partnerships and collaborations from the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) perspective. Dr Partha Basu, Head, Screening Group will be delighted to present the role of collaborative research to identify effective and affordable technologies and inform global policies in cancer prevention.
View the NCI at London Global Cancer Week 2020 page
Video message from Dr Partha Basu, European Cancer Summit 202002/10/2020
Dr Partha Basu, Head of Screening Group, Early Detection & Prevention Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer invites you to join the virtual European Cancer Summit 2020 session on Prevention between 18 to 19 November 2020.
View the video.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 202001/10/2020
Throughout October, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will mark Breast 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 October to learn more about Breast cancer. Read the IARC news
New publication: WHO package of essential noncommunicable (PEN) disease interventions for primary health care30/09/2020
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. NCDs, also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors. The main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. An integrated approach is particularly important for low-resource settings for efficient use of limited resources. WHO Package of Essential NCD interventions will help to improve the coverage of appropriate services for people with NCDs services in primary care settings. View the WHO publication.
New publication: Efficacy of Point-of-care Thermal Ablation Among High-risk Human Papillomavirus Positive Women in China09/09/2020
In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy of thermal ablation in treatment of CIN detected through high-risk HPV screening in China. They found that thermal ablation is effective to treat CIN as well as to clear the high-risk HPV infection. HPV test could be a suitable surveillance test for women following treatment. This point-of-care ablative technique improves the access to treatment of cervical premalignant lesions in LMICs.
View the article
New academic initiative of Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ICOG)08/09/2020
Dr Partha Basu, head of the screening group, supports the new academic initiative of Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ICOG) and will participate to the inauguration of the Journal club on 9th September 2020 at 5pm Indian time.
New fellowships: Lara Rodrigues Da Matta Calegari01/09/2020 – 30/09/2020
Ms Lara Rodrigues Da Matta Calegari from the Faculdade Evangélica Mackenzie do Paraná, Brazil, has joined the Screening Group at IARC as an intern. Lara will participate in research activities on health inequalities research related to cancer screening programmes, evaluating data on measurable indicators of inequalities in access to screening in low and middle income countries.
New commentary: The Quebec mixed-schedule HPV vaccination policy will maximize public health gain01/09/2020
In this commentary published in HPVWORLD, Dr Partha Basu discusses the Quebec's Mixed HPV vaccination schedule introduction: The revised vaccination schedule has allowed the Quebec Government to save $ 3 million a year that they have utilized to extend the vaccination to the boys in Grade 4 of primary school. View the commentary.