Research Groups

Section of Infections - Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group

Key Recent Publications

1. Baussano I, Lazzarato F, Ronco G, Lehtinen M, Dillner J, Franceschi S (2017) Different Challenges in Eliminating HPV16 Compared to Other Types: A Modeling Study. J Infect Dis 216(3):336-344

2. Baussano I, Tshering S, Choden T, Lazzarato F, Tenet V, Plummer M, Franceschi S, Clifford GM, Tshomo U (2017) Cervical cancer screening in rural Bhutan with the careHPV test on self-collected samples: an ongoing cross-sectional, population-based study (REACH-Bhutan). BMJ Open 7:e016309

3. Clifford GM, Tully S, Franceschi S (2017) Carcinogenicity of human papillomavirus types in HIV-positive women: A meta-analysis from HPV infection to cervical cancer. Clin Inf Dis 64:1228-1235

4. Combes JD, Dalstein V, Gheit T, Clifford G, Tommasino M, Clavel C, Lacau St Guily J, Franceschi S, for the SPLIT study group (2017) Prevalence of human papillomavirus in tonsil brushings and gargles in cancer-free patients: the SPLIT study. Oral Oncol 66:52-57

5. de Martel C, Plummer M, Vignat J, Franceschi S (2017) Worldwide burden of cancer attributable to HPV by site, country and HPV type. Int J Cancer 141(4):664-670

6. Lin C, Franceschi S, Clifford GM (2017) Human papillomavirus types from infection to cancer in the anus, according to sex and HIV status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Inf Dis doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30653-9

7. Clifford GM, Franceschi S, Keiser O, Schöni-Affolter F, Lise M, Dehler S, Levi F, Mousavi M, Bouchardy C, Wolfensberger A, Darling KE, Staehelin C, Bertisch B, Kuenzli E, Bernasconi E, Pawlita M, Egger M and the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (2017) Immunodeficiency and the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2/3 and cervical cancer: A nested case-control study in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study.. Int J Cancer 138(7):1732-40

8. Franceschi S, Umulisa MC, Tshomo U, Gheit T, Baussano I, Tenet V, Tshokey T, Gatera M, Ngabo F, Van Damme P, Snijders PJF, Tommasino M, Vorsters A, Clifford GM (2016) Urine testing to monitor the impact of HPV vaccination in Bhutan and Rwanda. Int J Cancer 139(3):518-526

9. Plummer M, de Martel C, Vignat J, Ferlay J, Bray F, Franceschi S (2016) Global burden of cancers attributable to infections in 2012: a synthetic analysis. Lancet Glob Health 4(9):e609–616

10. Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Zaridze D, Poljak M, Veerus P, Plummer M, Bray F. (2016) Preventable fractions of cervical cancer via effective screening in six Baltic, central and eastern European countries 2017-40: a population-based study. Lancet Oncol 17(10):1445-1452

11. de Martel C, Maucort-Boulch D, Plummer M, Franceschi S (2015) Worldwide relative contribution of hepatitis B and C viruses in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 62(4):1190-1200

12. de Martel C, Shields MS, Franceschi S, Simard EP, Vignat J, Hall I, Engels EA, Plummer M. (2015) Cancers attributable to infections among adults with HIV in the United States. AIDS 29(16):2173-2181

13. Plummer M, Franceschi S, Vignat J, Forman D, de Martel C (2015) Global burden of gastric cancer attributable to Helicobacter pylori. Int J Cancer 136(2):487-490