Who's Who

Jean-Damien Combes

Postdoctoral Fellow

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)

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

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