Who's Who

Salvatore Vaccarella


Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group

Academic Degrees

2007PhDMedical StatisticsMilan UniversityMilanItaly
1999University DegreeStatisticsPadova UniversityPadovaItaly

Current Research Projects

  • Social inequalities and cancer
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Trends and projections of HPV-related cancer and other cancers worldwide
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Impact of prevention and diagnostic changes on cancer burden
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Epidemic of differentiated thyroid carcinomas
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Overdiagnosis of cancer
    IARC (Coordinator)

Selected Publications

Vaccarella S, Laversanne M, Ferlay J, Bray F. (2017) Cervical cancer in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia: Regional inequalities and changing trends. Int J Cancer 141(10): 1997-2001.

McKay J, Tenet V, Franceschi S, Chabrier A, Gheit T, Gaborieau V, Chopin S, Avogbe PH, Tommasino M, Ainouze M, Hasan U, Vaccarella S. (2017) Immuno-related polymorphisms and cervical cancer risk: The IARC multicentric case-control study. Plos One 2(5): e0177775.

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.

Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Bray F, Wild CP, Plummer M, Dal Maso L. (2016) Worldwide Thyroid-Cancer Epidemic? The Increasing Impact of Overdiagnosis. N Engl J Med 375(7): 614-7.

Franceschi S, Vaccarella S. (2015) Thyroid cancer: an epidemic of disease or an epidemic of diagnosis? Int J Cancer 138(1): 254-255.