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World Cancer Day press release: “Affordable vaccines key to scale up HPV vaccination and prevent thousands of avoidable cervical cancers”

On World Cancer Day 2017, IARC highlighted the theme of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer prevention. Visit the associated IARC page.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meeting for the randomized controlled trial to evaluate clinical breast examination in breast cancer screening, Thiruvananthapuram, India

02/02/2017 – 03/02/2017
The meeting took place at the Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, in the state of Kerala, India.

Departure of Professor Fanghui Zhao, Senior Visiting Scientist

30/11/2015 – 25/01/2017
Professor Zhao returned to the Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) in Beijing, China, after having spent 1 year within the Screening Group. Professor Zhao will continue her collaboration with our Group as she continues to pursue her research on cancer control in China.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meeting for the HPV vaccination study to evaluate the effectiveness of one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasias

10/01/2017 – 12/01/2017
The meeting took place at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) in Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Bahrain Breast Cancer Forum & Workshop

07/01/2017 – 08/01/2017
Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan attended the Bahrain Breast Cancer Forum & Workshop in Bahrain.

Departure of Dr Diama Vale, Post-Doctoral Fellow

08/09/2014 – 22/12/2016
Dr Vale returned to Brazil after completing her 2-year fellowship within the Screening Group.

Training course for staff of the Improving Access to Control of Diseases for Women (IMPACD) study, Udaipur, India

04/12/2016 – 05/12/2016
Drs Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan and Partha Basu trained the local staff in Udaipur on the field implementation of the protocol for the IMPACD project.

Seminar: “Pragmatic Strategies for Breast Cancer Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”, Silchar, India

Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan delivered this seminar as the Hospital Day Oration at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Silchar, India.

Expert consultation to scale up cancer care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Cairo, Egypt

27/11/2016 – 28/11/2016
Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan participated in this expert consultation organized in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

National workshop on cervical prevention and control in Viet Nam

08/11/2016 – 10/11/2016
Dr Partha Basu attended this workshop organized in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Viet Nam.

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