Who's Who

Martyn Plummer


Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group



Academic Degrees

2010PhDEpidemiologySt John’s CollegeCambridgeUK
1990DiplomaMathematical StatisticsWolfson CollegeCambridgeUK
1987Bachelor’s DegreeMathematics (class II)St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK

Current Research Projects

  • Filling the gaps in the epidemiology of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in developing countries
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Infections and precancerous lesions of the gallbladder (H. pylori and gastric cancer)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Bayesian modelling applied to HPV and cancer
    IARC (Co-partner)

  • The R project for statistical computing
    IARC (Co-partner)

  • Burden of cancer attributable to infections
    IARC (Coordinator)

Selected Publications

de Martel C, Ferlay J, Franceschi S, Vignat J, Bray F, Forman D, Plummer M. (2012) The global burden of cancers attributable to infections in the year 2008: a review and synthetic analysis. Lancet Oncol : in press

Plummer M, Peto J, Franceschi S, on behalf of the International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer. (2012) Time since first sexual intercourse and the risk of cervical cancer. Int J Cancer 130 : 2638-2644

Vaccarella S, Plummer M, Franceschi S, Gravitt P, Papenfuss M, Smith D, Villa L, Lazcano Ponce E, Giuliano AR. (2011) Clustering of human papillomavirus (HPV) types in the male genital tract: the HPV in men (HIM) study. J Infect Dis 204 : 1500-1504

Plummer M, Vivas J, Lopez G, Bravo JC, Peraza S, Carillo E, Cano E, Castro D, Andrade O, Sánchez V, Garcia R, Buiatti E, Aebischer C, Franceschi S, Oliver W, Muñoz N. (2007) Chemoprevention of precancerous gastric lesions with antioxidant vitamin supplementation: a randomized trial in a high-risk population. J Natl Cancer Inst 99 : 137-146

Plummer M, van Doorn LJ, Franceschi S, Colin D, Muñoz N, Kato I. (2007) Helicobacter pylori cytotoxin-associated genotype and gastric precancerous lesions. J Natl Cancer Inst 99 : 1328-1334

Scientific Societies Membership

Associate Editor of Biometrics
Member of the R core development team (http://www.r-project.org)
Coordinating Editor of Statistics and Computing