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Rapid scale-up of HPV vaccine and screening could prevent up to 13 million cases of cervical cancer by 2050
20. 2. 2019 The Lancet | More information...

Cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health problem in most countries by the end of the century by rapid expansion of existing interventions, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Oncology journal [1].

New recommendations published: screening intervals and more
4. 2. 2019 ECIBC Press Release | More information...
This World Cancer Day, ECIBC releases 17 new recommendations providing now access to a total of 40 recommendations on breast cancer screening and diagnosis, announced also via the JRC website (EU Science Hub).
EPAD 2019: the current status of prostate cancer screening in EU
30. 1. 2019 European Association of Urology | More information...

After years of decline, prostate cancer mortality has increased last years in several countries. The late detection of advanced prostate cancer, often due to a lack of awareness, is likely a reflection of this revised trend. Although it is well-known that Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests in population-based screening programmes reduce the prostate cancer mortality rate, the discussion on overdiagnosis and overtreatment continues. A good reason for the European Association of Urology (EAU) to publish a policy paper on this topic [1] and invite European influencers to rediscuss the need for population-based prostate cancer screening programmes at a European level during the European Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (EPAD) 2019 [2].

New cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
14. 12. 2018 Queen Mary University of London Press Release | More information...
A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Results of personalised invitations of Czech citizens to cancer screening programmes in 2014
16. 4. 2015 Czech Ministry of Health, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of Masaryk University | More information...

The project of personalised invitations of citizens to cancer screening programmes was launched in the Czech Republic in January 2014. Women are invited to participate in breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening; men and women are invited to participate in colorectal cancer screening. The project aims to enhance the current cancer prevention programmes, and to increase their participation rates; therefore, personalised invitations are sent to citizens who do not participate in cancer screening programmes in the long term, and thus are at a higher risk of developing cancer.

Personalised invitations of Czech citizens to cancer screening programmes
15. 1. 2014 IBA MU | More information...

In January 2014, a project of personalised invitations for cancer screening programmes was launched in the Czech Republic. In particular, citizens are invited to participate in colorectal cancer screening (men and women), as well as breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening (women). Personalised invitations are aimed at citizens who have not participated in cancer screening programmes in the long term, and therefore are at a higher risk of developing cancer. The project is expected to increase participation rates in Czech cancer screening programmes.

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