Who's Who

Lawrence Karsa Von Szen

Group Head

Quality Assurance Group


Specialty:

Multidisciplinary cancer screening and primary prevention. Quality assurance, programme implementation and management

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
1996MDUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany
1986State Examination in MedicineUniversity of TuebingenTuebingenGermany
1975BABiologyHarvard CollegeCambridge, MassUSA


Current Research Projects

  • Evidence-based guidelines for cancer screening and complementary prevention
    EU guidelines for quality assurance in screening for breast, cervical (HPV supplements) and colorectal cancer: IARC (Coordinator). WHO guidelines for cervical cancer prevention: WHO/IARC (Coordinator).

  • Report on implementation of cancer screening in the EU
    Second report: IARC (Coordinator).

  • Screening programme management
    Standardization of programme implementation process, planning, consultation, training, coaching, monitoring and audit: IARC (Coordinator). WHO/IARC expert missions: WHO/IARC (Coordinator). WHO global monitoring framework: WHO (Coordinator).

  • European Code Against Cancer
    Fourth revision: IARC (Coordinator).

  • European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC)
    Scientific secretariat for screening and early detection, European schools of screening management, health checks: IARC (Coordinator).


Selected Publications

Lynge E, Törnberg S, von Karsa L, Segnan N & van Delden J J M (2012) Determinants of successful implementation of population-based cancer screening programmes EJC : 48(5):743-8

Segnan N, Patnick J & von Karsa L, (eds.) (2010) European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis - First Edition Publications Office of the European Union : 1-383

von Karsa L, Lignini TA, Patnick J, Lambert R & Sauvaget C (2010) The dimensions of the CRC problem Best Pract.Res.Clin Gastroenterol : 24(4): 381-96

Arbyn M, Anttila A, Jordan J, Ronco G, Schenck U, Segnan N, Wiener H, Herbert A & von Karsa L (2010) European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Cancer Screening, Second Edition - Summary Document. Ann Oncol : 21(3):448-58

Perry N, Broeders M, de Wolf C, Törnberg S, Holland R & von Karsa L (2007) European guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis, Fourth edition - Summary document. Ann Oncol : 19(4):614-22.

Scientific Societies Membership

ESMO
European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA)
German Cancer Society
German Society of Radiology
German Society of Mastology