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Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

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MANUAL: IARC Atlas – Using HPV tests for cervical cancer screening and managing HPV-positive women – a practical online guide

A practical guide covering the natural history of cervical cancer, the principles of HPV testing and different HPV tests for screening, steps for the collection of specimens for HPV testing, interpretation of the test results, and management of screen-positive women, including women living with HIV.


MANUAL: Atlas of breast cancer early detection

A step-by-step guide to the procedure of CBE and its interpretation, diagnostic mammography, diagnostic breast ultrasound, image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), and core biopsy of the breast. Includes nearly 1000 annotated images and videos and 186 case studies. 


SELF-PACED PROGRAMME: Improving the Quality of Cancer Screening

3 modules: Principles, Planning and Implementation, and Quality of Screening Programmes


SELF-PACED PROGRAMME: Introduction to Cancer Prevention and Early Detection  

7 learning sections on: Measuring success in cancer prevention and basic epidemiological measures; Cancer surveillance and registration; Primary prevention of cancer, main modifiable risk factors; CanScreen5; HPV Vaccination; Strengthening health systems; and Implementation research.


TEACHING TOOLKIT: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention

This freely accessible online teaching toolkit is designed to support anyone involved in transmitting knowledge and skills on cancer research for cancer prevention. It includes modifiable Power Point slides, suggested quizzes and exercises, links to relevant data visualization tools, and useful references. The first module of the toolkit, “Rationale and Scope of Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention”, is now available.


SELF-PACED MODULE: COVID-19 and Cervical Cancer Screening

Based on content from the World Cancer Report Updates webinar on COVID-19 and Cancer Screening, this flexible e-learning module includes lectures, questions and answers, and a quiz to test your knowledge on the latest evidence and emerging issues discussed during the webinar.

Keywords: crisis response, HPV testing, self-sampling, combined screening and vaccination, last-mile strategy, screen-and-treat.

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For programme managers, health-care providers, and other professionals involved in cancer prevention, detection, and management.

Visual inspection, colposcopy, cytology, pathology, cryotherapy, large loop excision of transformation zone (LLETZ), thermal ablation.

Breast self-examination, clinical breast examination, breast imaging.

Visual examination of the oral cavity, diagnostic tests.


This platform aims to compile a variety of learning resources (manuals, guidelines, e-learning courses, etc.) produced by IARC research groups in the area of cancer prevention and early detection. For more information, contact us.

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