CHDS researchers led by CHDS core faculty Jane Kim join a group of international scientists and practitioners who contributed papers on basic science, clinical medicine, public health practice and mathematical modeling in the Special Issue of Preventive Medicine titled “From Science to Action to Impact: Eliminating Cervical Cancer,” which outlines the required courses of action to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.
The publication of this special issue coincides with International HPV Awareness Day on March 4, and follows the official launch in November, 2020 of the World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer. CHDS contributed two articles to the issue:
Senior Research Scientist Nicole Campos and Jane Kim, in collaboration with researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, published a new modeling framework aligned with type-specific HPV natural history. The new framework will be used to simulate complex cervical screening and triage algorithms, including novel biomarker tests, in order to identify optimal cervical cancer prevention strategies in different settings.
Allison Portnoy, Emily Burger, Stephen Sy, and Jane Kim, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Oslo, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Cancer Registry of Norway, and Cancer Council New South Wales, published a model-based analysis projecting the impact of cervical cancer prevention policy decisions on the timeframe to cervical cancer elimination in Norway. Cumulatively, policy decisions implemented over the last decade in Norway, such as routine HPV vaccination and primary HPV-based testing, may have accelerated the timeframe to elimination to 2039.
Learn more: Read the Special Issue of Preventive Medicine, From Science to Action to Impact: Eliminating Cervical Cancer.
Learn more: Read the Campos et al. full article in Preventive Medicine.
Learn more: Read the Portnoy et al. full article in Preventive Medicine.
Learn more: Explore the CHDS page about Models and Tools.
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