Research Groups

Early Detection and Prevention - Screening Group


The core function of the Screening Group is to document the accuracy, reproducibility, efficacy, benefits, harmful effects, and cost-effectiveness of different screening interventions for cervical, oral, breast, and colorectal cancers in reducing deaths and in improving quality of life in different settings, leading to rational use of health care resources in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of screening programmes. The ultimate objective is to guide the development of public health policies in implementing screening in a range of health care settings, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve this objective, the Screening Group conducts research projects worldwide in collaboration with national institutions and investigators and provides consultancies for assessing capacities and opportunities in the context of national cancer control programmes in low- and middle-income countries.