Who's Who

Academic Degrees

1994MDMedicineUniversity of KuopioKuopioFinland

Current Research Projects

  • Evidence-based guidelines for cancer screening and complementary prevention
    Literature review and editing of EU guidelines for quality assurance in screening for breast, cervical (HPV supplements) and colorectal cancer; Russian translation of EU breast screening guidelines: IARC (Coordinator)

  • Report on implementation of cancer screening in the EU
    Second report, data collection and editing: IARC (Coordinator)

  • Screening programme management
    WHO/IARC expert missions: WHO/IARC (Coordinator). WHO global monitoring framework: WHO (Coordinator).

  • European Code Against Cancer
    Fourth revision, evidence base and scientific justification: IARC (Coordinator)

Selected Publications

von Karsa L, Suonio E, Lignini T, Ducarroz S, Anttila A (eds). (2012) Current Status and Future Directions of Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection in Belarus. WHO/IARC. Cancer Control Assessment and Advice Requested by the Belarus Ministry of Health. Report of Expert Mission to Minsk, Belarus, 1518 February 2011 IARC Working Group Report, Volume 6 : 1-155

Segnan N, Patnick J, von Karsa L (eds). (2010) European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Publications Office of the European Union : 1-386

Cardis E, Kesminiene A, Ivanov V, Malakhova I, Shibata Y, Khrouch V, Drozdovitch V, Maceika E, Zvonova I, Vlassov O, Bouville A, Goulko G, Hoshi M, Abrosimov A, Anoshko J, Astakhova L, Chekin S, Demidchik E, Galanti R, Ito M, Korobova E, Lushnikov E, Maksioutov M, Masyakin V, Nerovnia A, Parshin V, Parshkov E, Piliptsevich N, Pinchera A, Polyakov S, Shabeka N, Suonio E, Tenet V, Tsyb A, Yamashita S, Williams D. (2005) Risk of thyroid cancer after exposure to 131I in childhood. J Natl Cancer Inst 2005;97 : 724-32

IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. (2004) Tobacco Smoke and Involuntary Smoking IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, vol 83 : 1-1419

Vainio H & Bianchini F (eds). (2002) Breast Cancer Screening IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, vol 7 : 1-229

Scientific Societies Membership

The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim
Finnish Oncological Society
Finnish Breast Cancer Group