Who's Who

Jean-Damien Combes


Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group



Academic Degrees

2014PhDEpidemiologyUniversity of LyonLyonFrance
2010Medical specialistPublic HealthUniversity of LyonLyonFrance
2008MScBiostatisticsUniversity of LyonLyonFrance
2006MDMedicineUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
2003BASociologyUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance

Current Research Projects

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

  • Human Papillomavirus Infection and Related Anal Lesions in HIV-positive Men Who Have Sex With Men (APACHES)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Infections and precancerous lesions of the gallbladder (Acronym : ICE-Bile)
    IARC (Coordinator)

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

  • Etude cas-témoins sur la relation entre antécédent d’amygdalectomie et risque de cancer de l’oropharynx (Acronyme : RACKAm)
    IARC (Coordinator)

Selected Publications

Combes JD, Guan P, Franceschi S, Clifford GM. Judging the carcinogenicity of rare human papillomavirus types. Int J Cancer. 2015 Feb 1;136(3):740-2. doi:10.1002/ijc.29019.

Combes JD, Franceschi S. Role of human papillomavirus in non-oropharyngeal head and neck cancers. Oral Oncol. 2014 May;50(5):370-9. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2013.11.004.

Combes JD, Chen AA, Franceschi S. Prevalence of human papillomavirus in cancer of the oropharynx by gender. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec;23(12):2954-8. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0580.

Combes JD, Pawlita M, Waterboer T, Hammouda D, Rajkumar T, Vanhems P, Snijders P, Herrero R, Franceschi S, Clifford G. Antibodies against high-risk human papillomavirus proteins as markers for invasive cervical cancer. Int J Cancer. 2014 Nov 15;135(10):2453-61. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28888.

Combes JD, Grelier G, Laversanne M, Voirin N, Chabaud S, Ecochard R, Lasset C, Moyret-Lalle C. Contribution of cell culture, RNA extraction, and reverse transcription to the measurement error in quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction-based gene expression quantification. Anal Biochem. 2009;393:29-35.

Prizes, Honours

Fondation L?on Bouchut prize, Lyon, France, 2010
Laureate of ? M?daille d?Or de l?internat de m?decine des Hospices Civils de Lyon ?, Lyon, France, 2010