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Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Mosquera I., Todd A., Balaj M., Zhang L., Benitez Majano S., Mensah K., Eikemo T.A., Basu P., Carvalho A.L. Components and effectiveness of patient navigation programmes to increase participation to breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening: A systematic review. Cancer Med. 2023 Jul;12(13):14584-14611.
PMID: 37245225
Zhang L., Mosquera I., Lucas E., Rol M.L., Carvalho A.L., Basu P; CanScreen5 collaborators. CanScreen5, a global repository for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programs. Nat Med. 2023 May;29(5):1135-1145.
PMID: 37106168

Zhang L., Carvalho A.L., Mosquera I., Wen T., Lucas E., Sauvaget C., Muwonge R., Arbyn M., Weiderpass E., Basu P. An international consensus on the essential and desirable criteria for an 'organized' cancer screening programme. BMC Med. 2022 Mar 23;20(1):101.
PMID: 35317783

Basu P., Alhomoud S., Taghavi K., Carvalho A.L., Lucas E., Baussano I. Cancer Screening in the Coronavirus Pandemic Era: Adjusting to a New Situation. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 Mar;7:416-424.
PMID: 33784177
Basu P., Lucas E., Zhang L., Muwonge R., Murillo R., Nessa A. Leveraging vertical COVID-19 investments to improve monitoring of cancer screening programme - A case study from Bangladesh. Prev Med. 2021 May 20:106624.
PMID: 34023359
Basu P., Tripathi R., Mehrotra R., Ray K., Srivastava A., Srivastava A. Role of integrative medicine in the continuum of care of breast cancer patients in the Indian context. Cancer Causes Control. 2021 Feb 2.
PMID: 33528692
Fadhil I., Alkhalawi E., Nasr R., Fouad H., Basu P., Camacho R., Pharma H.A. National cancer control plans across the Eastern Mediterranean region: challenges and opportunities to scale-up. Lancet Oncol 2021; 22: e517–29
PMID: 34735820
Mrabti H., Sauvaget C., Benider A., Bendahhou K., Selmouni F., Muwonge R., Alaoui L., Lucas E., Chami Y., Villain P., Abousselham L., Carvalho A.L., Bennani M., Errihani H., Sankaranarayanan R., Bekkali R., Basu P. Patterns of care of breast cancer patients in Morocco - A study of variations in patient profile, tumour characteristics and standard of care over a decade. Breast. 2021 Jul 12;59:193-202.
PMID: 34280610
Mrabti H., Sauvaget C., Benider A., Bendahhou K., Selmouni F., Muwonge R., Alaoui L., Lucas E., Chami Y., Villain P., Abousselham L., Carvalho A.L., Bennani M., Errihani H., Sankaranarayanan R., Bekkali R., Basu P. Reply to: Chronic pain assessment and management during post-treatment follow up should be considered as a high value quality indicator for specialist breast cancer center. Breast. 2021 Sep 6:S0960-9776(21)00457-4. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2021.09.003.
PMID: 34509362
Ringborg U., Berns A., Celis J.E., Heitor M., Tabernero J., Schuz J., Baumann M., Henrique R., Aapro M., Basu P., Beets-Tan R., Besse B., Cardoso F., Carneiro F., van den Eede G., Eggermont A., Frohling S., Galbraith S., Garralda E., Hanahan D., Hofmarcher T., Jonsson B., Kallioniemi O., Kasler M., Kondorosi E., Korbel J., Lacombe D., Carlos Machado J., Martin-Moreno J.M., Meunier F., Nagy P., Nuciforo P., Oberst S., Oliveiera J., Papatriantafyllou M., Ricciardi W., Roediger A., Ryll B., Schilsky R., Scocca G., Seruca R., Soares M., Steindorf K., Valentini V., Voest E., Weiderpass E., Wilking N., Wren A., Zitvogel L. The Porto European Cancer Research Summit 2021. Mol Oncol. 2021 Sep 13. doi: 10.1002/1878-0261.13078.
PMID: 34515408
Subramanian S., Jose R., Lal A., Augustine P., Jones M., Gopal B.K., Swayamvaran S.K., Saroji V., Samadarsi R., Sankaranarayanan R. Acceptability, utility, and cost of an mHealth cancer screening education application for training primary care physicians in India. Oncologist. 2021 Jul 19.
PMID: 34286909
Villain P., Carvalho A.L., Lucas E., Mosquera I., Zhang L., Muwonge R., Selmouni F., Sauvaget C., Basu P., IARC COVID-19 impact study group. Cross-sectional survey of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer screening programmes in selected low- and middle-income countries: study from the IARC COVID-19 impact study group. Int J Cancer. 2021 Feb 3.
PMID: 33533501

Basu P. Healthcare Systems Need to be Organized to Fight two Pandemics Simultaneously. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care, 5(S1), 1-3.
Basu P., Zhang L., Hariprasad R., Carvalho A.L., Barchuk A. A pragmatic approach to tackle the rising burden of breast cancer through prevention & early detection in countries 'in transition'. Indian J Med Res 2020;152:343-55
PMID: 33380699
Jia M., Lin X., Zhou X., Yan H., Chen Y., Liu P., Bao L., Li A., Basu P., Qiao Y., Sankaranarayanan R. Diagnostic performance of automated breast ultrasound and handheld ultrasound in women with dense breasts. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Apr 27.
PMID: 32338323
Ponti A., Basu P., Ritchie D., Anttila A., Carvalho A.L., Senore C., Mallafre-Larrosa M., Piccinelli C., Ronco G., Soerjomataram I., Primic-Žakelj M., Dillner J., Elfstrom M.K., Lonnberg S., Vale D.B., Tomatis M., Armaroli P., Giordano L., Sankaranarayanan R., Segnan N. Key issues that need to be considered while revising the current Annex of the European Council Recommendation (2003) on cancer screening. Int J Cancer. 2020 Jan 22.
PMID: 31970768

Gadgil A., Sauvaget C., Roy N., Muwonge R., Lucas E., Sankaranarayanan R. Setting up a Breast Cancer Awareness Project in Mumbai: Methodology, Experiences and Challenges. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Mar 12. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01500-x.
PMID: 30863980
Mahajan M., Naik N., Jain K., Patira N., Prasad S., Mogri S., Muwonge R., Lucas E., Faruq F., Sankaranarayanan R., Iyer S., Basu P. Study of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Toward Risk Factors and Early Detection of Noncommunicable Diseases Among Rural Women in India. J Glob Oncol. 2019 Apr;(5):1-10.
PMID: 30998427
Vale D.B., Filho C.C., Shinzato J.Y., Spreafico F.S., Basu P., Zeferino L.C. Downstaging in opportunistic breast cancer screening in Brazil: a temporal trend analysis. BMC Cancer. 2019 May 10;19(1):432.
PMID: 31077162

Basu P., Ponti A., Anttila A., Ronco G., Senore C., Vale D. B., Segnan N., Tomatis M., Soerjomataram I., Primic Zakelj M., Dillner J., Elfstrom K. M., Lonnberg S., Sankaranarayanan R. Status of implementation and organization of cancer screening in The European Union Member States-Summary results from the second European screening report. Int J Cancer; 2018; 142(1): 44-56.
PMID: 28940326
Basu P., Ponti A., Anttila A., Ronco G., Senore C., Vale D.B., Segnan N., Tomatis M., Soerjomataram I., Primic Žakelj M., Dillner J., Elfstrom K.M., Lonnberg S., Sankaranarayanan R. Author's reply to: Cancer screening policy in Hungary. Int J Cancer. 2018 Aug 15;143(4):1005.
PMID: 29524204
Basu P., Ponti A., Anttila A., Ronco G., Senore C., Vale D.B., Segnan N., Tomatis M., Soerjomataram I., Žakelj M.P., Dillner J., Elfstrom K.M., Lonnberg S., Sankaranarayanan R. Author's reply to: Implementation and organization of cancer screening in France. Int J Cancer. 2018 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31629.
PMID: 29943811
Basu P., Selmouni F., Belakhel L., Sauvaget C., Abousselham L., Lucas E., Muwonge R., Sankaranarayanan R., Khazraji Y.C. Breast Cancer Screening Program in Morocco: Status of implementation, organization and performance. Int J Cancer. 2018 Jul 14.
PMID: 30006933
Nene B.M., Selmouni F., Lokhande M., Hingmire S.J., Muwonge R., Jayant K., Sankaranarayanan R. Patterns of Care of Breast Cancer Patients in a Rural Cancer Center in Western India. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep;9(3):374-380.
PMID: 30288001
Selmouni F., Zidouh A., Belakhel L., Sauvaget C., Bennani M., Khazraji Y.C., Benider A., Wild C.P., Bekkali R., Fadhil I., Sankaranarayanan R. Tackling cancer burden in low-income and middle-income countries: Morocco as an exemplar. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Feb;19(2):e93-e101.
PMID: 29413484
Sivaram S., Majumdar G., Perin D., Nessa A., Broeders M., Lynge E., Saraiya M., Segnan N., Sankaranarayanan R., Rajaraman P., Trimble E., Taplin S., Rath G.K., Mehrotra R. Population-based cancer screening programmes in low-income and middle-income countries: regional consultation of the International Cancer Screening Network in India. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Feb;19(2):e113-e122.
PMID: 29413465
Vale D.B., Anttila A., Ponti A., Senore C., Sankaranaryanan R., Ronco G., Segnan N., Tomatis M., Žakelj M.P., Elfstrom K.M., Lonnberg S., Dillner J., Basu P. Invitation strategies and coverage in the population-based cancer screening programmes in the European Union. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2018 Mar 21.
PMID: 29570103

Basu P., Ponti A., Anttila A., Ronco G., Senore C., Vale D.B., Segnan N., Tomatis M., Soerjomataram I., Primic Žakelj M., Dillner J., Elfstrom K.M., Lonnberg S., Sankaranaryanan R. Status of implementation and organization of cancer screening in the European Union Member States - summary results from the second European screening report. Int J Cancer. 2018 Jan 1;142(1):44-56.
PMID: 28940326
Denny L., de Sanjose S., Mutebi M., Anderson B.O., Kim J., Jeronimo J., Herrero R., Yeates K., Ginsburg O., Sankaranarayanan R. Interventions to close the divide for women with breast and cervical cancer between low-income and middle-income countries and high-income countries. Lancet. 2017;389(10071):861-870.
PMID: 27814963
Gadgil A., Sauvaget C., Roy N., Muwonge R., Kantharia S., Chakrabarty A., Bantwal K., Haldar I., Sankaranarayanan R. Cancer early detection program based on awareness and clinical breast examination: Interim results from an urban community in Mumbai, India. Breast. 2017;31:85-9.
PMID: 27829200

Sauvaget C., Nishino Y., Konno R., Tase T., Morimoto T., Hisamichi S. Challenges in breast and cervical cancer control in Japan. Lancet Oncol. 2016;17(7):e305-12.
PMID: 27396648

Gadgil A., Sauvaget C., Roy N., Grosse Frie K., Chakraborty A., Lucas E., Bantwal K., Haldar I., Sankaranarayanan R. Breast cancer awareness among middle class urban women - a community-based study from Mumbai, India. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16(15):6249-54.
PMID: 26434824
Lauby-Secretan B., Scoccianti C., Loomis D., Benbrahim-Tallaa L., Bouvard V., Bianchini F., Straif K.; International Agency for Research on Cancer Handbook Working Group. Breast-cancer screening - viewpoint of the IARC Working Group. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(24):2353-8.
PMID: 26039523

Mena M., Wiafe-Addai B., Sauvaget C., Ali IA., Wiafe S.A., Dabis F., Anderson B.O., Malvy D., Sasco A.J. Evaluation of the impact of a breast cancer awareness program in rural Ghana: A cross-sectional survey. Int J Cancer. 2014;134(4):913-24.
PMID: 23913595

Amadou A., Ferrari P., Muwonge R., Moskal A., Biessy C., Romieu I., Hainaut P. Overweight, obesity and risk of premenopausal breast cancer according to ethnicity: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2013;14(8):665-78.
PMID: 23615120
Grosse Frie K., Ramadas K., Anju G.A., Mathew B., Muwonge R., Sauvaget C., Thara S., Sankaranarayanan R. Determinants of participation in a breast cancer screening trial in Trivandrum District, India. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(12):7301-7.
PMID: 24460292
Sankaranarayanan R., Alwan N., Denny L. How can we improve survival from breast cancer in developing countries? Breast Cancer Management. 2013;2(3):179-83.
PMID: None
Sighoko D., Kamate B., Traore C., Malle B., Coulibaly B., Karidiatou A., Diallo C., Bah E., McCormack V., Muwonge R., Bourgeois D., Gormally E., Curado M.P., Bayo S., Hainaut P. Breast cancer in pre-menopausal women in West Africa: analysis of temporal trends and evaluation of risk factors associated with reproductive life. Breast. 2013;22(5):828-35.
PMID: 23489760

Gadgil A., Roy N., Sankaranarayanan R., Muwonge R., Sauvaget C. Effect of comprehensive breast care on breast cancer outcomes: a community hospital based study from Mumbai, India. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012;13(4):1105-9.
PMID: 22799289

Sankaranarayanan R., Ramadas K., Thara S., Muwonge R., Prabhakar J., Augustine P., Venugopal M., Anju G., Mathew B.S. Clinical breast examination: preliminary results from a cluster randomized controlled trial in India. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103(19):1476-80.
PMID: 21862730

Sankaranarayanan R. Commentary: Cancer incidence among Asian Indians in India and abroad. Int J Epidemiol. 2008;37(1):160-1.
PMID: 18180241

Chia K.S., Du W.B., Sankaranarayanan R., Sankila R., Wang H., Lee J., Seow A., Lee H.P. Do younger female breast cancer patients have a poorer prognosis? Results from a population-based survival analysis. Int J Cancer. 2004;108(5), 761-5.
PMID: 14696104

Gajalakshmi C.K., Shanta V., Swaminathan R., Sankaranarayanan R., Black R.J. A population-based survival study on female breast cancer in Madras, India. Br J Cancer. 1997;75(5):771-5.
PMID: 9043040

Nandakumar A., Anantha N., Venugopal T.C., Sankaranarayanan R., Thimmasetty K., Dhar M. Survival in breast cancer: a population-based study in Bangalore, India. Int J Cancer. 1995 Mar 3;60(5):593-6.
PMID: 7860132

Nair M.K., Sankaranarayanan R., Nair K.S., Amma N.S., Varghese C., Padmakumari G., Cherian T. Overall survival from breast cancer in Kerala, India, in relation to menstrual, reproductive, and clinical factors. Cancer. 1993;71(5):1791-6.
PMID: 8448742

Sankaranarayanan R., Nair M.K. The case in developing countries for routine postoperative radiotherapy after mastectomy in patients with histologically positive axillary nodes. Am J Clin Oncol. 1989 Feb;12(1):78-80.
PMID: 2912023

Book chapters:

2013 Sankaranarayanan R., Ramadas K., Grosse Frie K., Qiao Y.L. Chapter 12. Challenges for breast and gynecological cancer control by early detection in less developed countries. In: Shetty M.K., (ed). Breast and gynecological cancers: an integrated approach for screening and early diagnosis in developing countries. New York: Springer. 2013, pp.215-227.


1994 Sankaranarayanan R., Black R.J. Adjuvant systemic therapy and survival after breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 1994 Aug 11;331(6):402-3; author reply 403-4.

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