Who's Who

Gary Clifford

Group Head (Acting)

Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group



Academic Degrees

1998PhDBiological sciencesUniversity of Newcastle / TyneNewcastle upon TyneUK
1994Bachelor of Science (IIi Honors)Biological sciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

Current Research Projects

  • Cancer among persons infected with HIV in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy
    IARC (Co-partner), Swiss HIV Cohort Study, Switzerland

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

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

  • HPV Genomics Project: Exploring the Carcinogenicity of HPV worldwide
    IARC (Co-partner), National Cancer Institute, USA

  • Meta-analyses of HPV prevalence and type distribution in neoplastic diseases, by HIV-status
    IARC (Coordinator)

Selected Publications

Mirabello L, Yeager M, Yu K, Clifford GM, Xiao Y, Zhu B, Cullen M, Boland JF, Wentzensen N, Nelson CW, Raine-Bennett T, Chen Z, Bass S, Song L, Yang Q, Steinberg M, Burdett L, Dean M, Roberson D, Mitchell J, Lorey T, Franceschi S,Castle PE, Walker J, Zuna R, Kreimer AR, Beachler DC, Hildesheim A, Gonzalez P, Porras C, Burk RD, Schiffman M. (2017) HPV16 E7 Genetic Conservation Is Critical to Carcinogenesis. Cell 170(6): 1164-1174.e1166.

Clifford GM, Tully S, Franceschi S. (2017) Carcinogenicity of HPV Types in HIV-Positive Women: A Meta-Analysis From HPV Infection to Cervical Cancer. Clin Infect Dis 64: 1228-1235.

Lin C, Franceschi S, Clifford GM. (2017) HPV types from infection to cancer in the anus, according to sex and HIV status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30653-9.

Clifford GM, Gallus S, Herrero R, Muñoz N, Snijders PJF, Vaccarella S, Anh PTH, Ferreccio C, Hieu NT, Matos E, Molano M, Rajkumar R, Ronco G, de Sanjosé S, Shin HR, Sukvirach S, Thomas JO, Tunsakul S, Meijer CJLM, Franceschi S, and the IARC HPV Prevalence Surveys Study Group. (2005) Worldwide distribution of human papillomavirus types in cytologically normal women in the International Agency for Research on Cancer HPV prevalence surveys: a pooled analysis. Lancet 366: 991-998.

Clifford GM, Polesel J, Rickenbach M on behalf of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, Dal Maso L, Keiser O, Kofler A, Rapiti E, Levi F, Jundt G, Fisch T, Bordoni A, De Weck D, Franceschi S. (2005) Cancer risk in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: associations with immunodeficiency, smoking, and highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Natl Cancer Inst 97: 425-432.