Research Groups

Early Detection and Prevention - Screening Group


The core function of the screening group is to provide data on the accuracy, reproducibility, efficacy, benefits, harmful effects and cost-effectiveness of different screening interventions for cervical, oral and breast cancers, in reducing deaths and in improving quality of life in different settings, leading to rational utilization of health care resources in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of screening programmes. The ultimate objective is to guide the development of public health policies in implementing screening in a range of health care settings, particularly in low- and medium- resourced countries. To achieve this objective, the group conducts several research projects world-wide in collaboration with national institutions and investigators.