Who's Who

Gary Clifford


Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group



Academic Degrees

1998PhDBiological sciencesUniversity of Newcastle / TyneNewcastle upon TyneUK
1994Bachelor of Science (IIi Honors)Biological sciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

Current Research Projects

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

  • Meta-analyses of HPV prevalence and type distribution in neoplastic diseases
    IARC (Coordinator)

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

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

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

Selected Publications

Guan P, Howell-Jones R, Li N, Bruni L, de Sanjosé S, Franceschi S, Clifford GM. (2012) Human papillomavirus (HPV) types in 111,431 HPV-positive women: a meta-analysis from cervical infection to cancer. Int J Cancer : In press

Clifford GM, Rickenbach M, Lise M, Dal Maso L, Battegay M, Bohlius J, Boffi El Amari E, Karrer U, Jundt G, Bordoni A, Ess S, Franceschi S and the Swiss HIV Cohort Study. (2009) Hodgkin lymphoma in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study. Blood 113 : 5737-5742

Li N, Franceschi S, Howell-Jones R, Snijders PJF, Clifford GM. (2011) Human papillomavirus type distribution in 30,848 invasive cervical cancers worldwide: variation by geographical region, histological type and year of publication. Int J Cancer 128 : 927-935

Clifford GM, Gallus S, Herrero R, Muñoz N, Snijders PJF, Vaccarella S, Anh PTH, Ferreccio C, Hieu NT, Matos E, Molano M, Rajkumar R, Ronco G, de Sanjosé S, Shin HR, Sukvirach S, Thomas JO, Tunsakul S, Meijer CJLM, Franceschi S, and the IARC HPV Prevalence Surveys Study Group. (2005) Worldwide distribution of human papillomavirus types in cytologically normal women in the International Agency for Research on Cancer HPV prevalence surveys: a pooled analysis. Lancet 366 : 991-998

Clifford GM, Polesel J, Rickenbach M on behalf of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, Dal Maso L, Keiser O, Kofler A, Rapiti E, Levi F, Jundt G, Fisch T, Bordoni A, De Weck D, Franceschi S. (2005) Cancer risk in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: associations with immunodeficiency, smoking, and highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Natl Cancer Inst 97 : 425-432