Who's Who

Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan

Special Advisor (CCO) and Group Head

Office of the Director

Academic Degrees

1982MDRadiotherapy and OncologyUniversity of KeralaTrivandrumIndia
1978MBBSUniversity of KeralaTrivandrumIndia

Current Research Projects

  • Evaluation of the efficacy of physical examination of the breast in reducing breast cancer mortality: A cluster randomized trial involving 120,000 women (Coordinator)

  • Evaluation of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a single-round of visual, cytology and HPV screening in reducing cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Osmanabad district, India: Cluster randomized controlled trial involving 140,000 women (Coordinator)

  • Evaluation of the comparative efficacy of 2- vs. 3-doses of HPV vaccination in preventing cervical neoplasia: Multicentre cluster randomized trial involving 20,000 girls (Coordinator)

  • Evaluation of oral cancer screening by health workers in a randomized intervention trial in Kerala, India (Coordinator)

  • Thailand Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Demonstration Project in Lampang Province (Coordinator)

Selected Publications

Sankaranarayanan R, Ramadas K, Thara S, Muwonge R, Prabhakar J, Augustine P, Venugopal M, Anju G, Mathew BS (2011) Clinical Breast Examination: Preliminary Results from a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in India. J Natl Cancer Inst (103) : 1476-80

Sankaranarayanan R, Boffetta P (2010) Research on cancer prevention, detection and management in low-and medium-income countries Ann Oncol, 21(10) : 1935-1943

Sankaranarayanan R, Swaminathan R, Chen K, Chia KS, Chen JG, Law SK, Yoon-Ok A, Xiang YB, Yeole BB, Shin HR, Shanta V, Woo ZH, Martin N, Fernandez Garrote L, Sumitsawan Y, Sriplung H, Ortiz Barboza A, Eser S, Nene BM, Suwanrungruang K, Chokunonga E, Jayalekshmi P, Dikshit R, Wabinga H, Esteban DB, Laudico A. Bhurgri Y, Bah E, Al-Hamdan N (2010) Cancer survival in Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Central America: a population based study. Lancet Oncol, 11(2) : 165-173

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Screening Advisory Committee, Australia
Member of the Education Committee of the International Federation for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC)
Member of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) Cervical Cancer Initiative Advisory Group