Research Groups

Section of Infections - Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group

Key Recent Publications

1. Chen AA, Heideman DAM, Boon D, Gheit T, Snijders PJF, Tommasino M, Franceschi S, Clifford GM, and the IARC HPV Variant Study Group (2014) Human papillomavirus Type 45 Genetic Variation and Cervical Cancer Risk Worldwide. Journal of Virology 88:4514

2. Combes JD, Pawlita M, Waterboer T, Hammouda D, Rajkumar T, Vanhems P, Snijders P, Herrero R, Franceschi S, Clifford G. (2014) Antibodies against high-risk human papillomavirus proteins as markers for invasive cervical cancer . Int J Cancer 135(10):2453-61

3. Franceschi S (2014) Embryonic cells in the squamous-columnar junction of the cervix: scope for prophylactic ablation?. Int J Cancer :[Epub ahead of print]

4. Tshomo U, Franceschi S, Dorji, Baussano I, Tenet V, Snijders P.J.F, Meijer C.J.L.M., Bleeker M.C.G., Gheit T, Tommasino M, Clifford G.M. (2014) Human papillomavirus infection in Bhutan at the moment of implementation of a national HPV vaccination program. BMC Infect Dis 14:408

5. Plummer M, Franceschi S, Vignat J, Forman D, de Martel C. (2014) Global burden of gastric cancer attributable to Helicobacter pylori . Int J Cancer :[Epub ahead of print]

6. Combes JD, Franceschi S. (2014) Role of human papillomavirus in non-oropharyngeal head and neck cancers. Oral Oncol 50(5):370-9

7. Baussano I, Franceschi S, Plummer M. (2014) Infection-transmission and chronic-disease models in the study of infection-associated cancers . Br J Cancer 110(1):7-11

8. Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Engholm G, Lønnberg S, Khan S, Bray F. (2014) 50 Years of screening in the Nordic countries: quantifying the effects on cervical cancer incidence. BJC 111(5):965-9

9. Crosbie EJ, Einstein MH, Franceschi S, Kitchener HC. (2013) Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer . Lancet 382(9895):889-99

10. Bertisch B, Franceschi S, Lise M, Vernazza P, Keiser O, Schöni-Affolter F, Bouchardy C, Dehler S, Levi F, Jundt G, Ess S, Pawlita M, Kovari H, Wandeler G, Calmy A, Cavassini M, Stöckle M, Clifford G and the Swiss HIV Cohort Study. (2013) Risk factors for anal cancer in persons infected with HIV: a nested case-control study in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study . Am J Epidemiol 178(6):877-84

11. Franceschi S, Wild CP. (2013) Meeting the global demands of epidemiologic transition- The indispensable role of cancer prevention . Mol Oncol 7:1-13

12. de Martel C, Ferlay J, Franceschi S, Vignat J, Bray F, Forman D, Plummer M. (2012) Global burden of cancers attributable to infections in 2008: a review and synthetic analysis. Lancet Oncol 13:607-615