Who's Who

Silvia Franceschi

Special Advisor (NCD) and Group Head

Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group


Specialty:

Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2005Habilitation à Diriger des RecherchesLyon 1 UniversityLyonFrance
1988Post-graduate DiplomaMedical StatisticsPavia UniversityPaviaItaly
1983Post-graduate DiplomaObstetrics and GynecologyMilan UniversityMilanItaly
1983Master of ScienceEpidemiologyOxford UniversityOxfordUK
1979MDMilan UniversityMilanItaly


Current Research Projects

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

  • Improving cervical cancer prevention through human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical screening (Bhutan / Rwanda)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Trends and risk factors for non-AIDS defining cancers among persons infected with HIV in Switzerland and Italy in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy
    IARC (Co-partner) – Swiss HIV Cohort Study, Switzerland, and Aviano Cancer Institute, Italy

  • HPV type distribution in cervical cancer and screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions among HIV-positive women in Africa
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Study of human Papillomavirus and precancerous Lesions In the Tonsil: from healthy tissue to cancer (Acronym : SPLIT)
    IARC (Coordinator)


Selected Publications

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

Franceschi S, Denny L, Irwin KL, Jeronimo J, Lopalco PL, Peto J, Ronco G, Sasieni P, Wheeler CM. (2011) EUROGIN 2010 Roadmap on cervical cancer prevention. Int J Cancer 128 : 2765-2774

Rinaldi S, Plummer M, Biessy C, Castellsagué X, Overvad K, Krüger Kjær S, Tjonneland A, Clavel-Chapelon F, Chabbert-Buffet N, Mesrine S, Lukanova A, Kaaks R, Weikert C, Boeing H, Trichopoulou A, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Palli D, Agnoli C, Tumino R, Vineis P, Panico S, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, van Kranen HJ, Peeters PH, Bakken K, Lund E, Gram IT, Rodríguez L, Bosch FX, Sánchez MJ, Dorronsoro M, Navarro C, Barricarte Gurrea A, Kjellberg L, Dillner J, Manjer J, Butt S, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Allen N, Travis R, Romieu I, Ferrari P, Riboli E, Franceschi S. (2011) Endogenous sex steroids and risk of cervical carcinoma: results from the EPIC study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20 : 2532-2540

Zhao FH, Lin MJ, Hu SY, Chen F, Zhang R, Belinson JL, Sellors JW, Franceschi S, Qiao YL, Castle PE and the Cervical Cancer Screening Group in China. (2010) Performance of high-risk human papillomavirus DNA testing as a primary screening tool for cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of 17 population-based studies from China. Lancet Oncol 11 : 1160-1171

Franceschi S, Herrero R, Clifford GM, Snijders PJF, Arslan A, Anh PTH, Bosch FX, Ferreccio C, Hieu NT, Lazcano-Ponce E, Matos E, Molano M, Qiao YL, Rajkumar R, Ronco G, de Sanjosé S, Shin HR, Sukvirach S, Thomas JO, Meijer CJLM, Muñoz N, and the IARC HPV Prevalence Surveys Study Group. (2006) Variations in the age-specific curves of human papillomavirus prevalence in women worldwide. Int J Cancer 119 : 2677-2684

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of the Scientific Board of the Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le SIDA et les hepatites virales (ANRS) VIHGY cohort, Paris, France (since 2008)
International Review Panel for UK BioBank, London, UK (since 2005)
Fellowship of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) Geneva, Switzerland (since 1995)

Prizes, Honours

Title of “Commendatore” – Bestowed in Rome, Italy, by the Italian President Napolitano for work on cervical cancer (2007)
Premio internazionale per la Prevenzione dei Tumori – Va Edizione – Lega Contro i Tumori, Latina, Italy (2006)
Grande Covián Award for Epidemiological Research – Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (2008)
Premio Donna Maior 2010 – Soroptimist International d’Italia, Club di Pordenone, Italy (2010)
Visiting Scholar Award – Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA (2011)