Who's Who

Hugo De Vuyst


Prevention and Implementation Group



Academic Degrees

2007PhDEpidemiologyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
1997CertificateColposcopyHopital TenonParisFrance
1992MDMedical SciencesGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

Current Research Projects

  • Filling the gaps in the epidemiology of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in developing countries
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • HPV type distribution in cervical cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions and the role of Human Papillomavirus testing after cervical pre-cancer treatment in women with HIV in Africa
    IARC (Co-partner), University of Washington (USA), University of Nairobi, Coptic Hospital (Kenya)

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

  • Development of European guidelines for HPV testing and vaccination, and ongoing update of the WHO cervical cancer control guidelines
    IARC (Co-partner), WHO

Selected Publications

De Vuyst H, Ndirangu G, Moodley M, Tenet V, Estambale B. Meijer CJLM, Snijders PJF, Clifford G, Franceschi S. (2012) Prevalence of human papillomavirus in women with invasive cervical carcinoma by HIV status in Kenya and South Africa. Int J Cancer : In press

De Vuyst H, Parisi MR, Karani A, Mandaliya K, Muchiri L, Vaccarella S, Temmerman M, Franceschi S, Lillo F. (2010) The prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in Mombasa, Kenya. Cancer Causes Control 21 : 2309-2313

De Vuyst H, Clifford GM, Nascimento MC, Madeleine MM, Franceschi S. (2009) Prevalence and type distribution of human papillomavirus in carcinoma and intraepithelial neoplasia of the vulva, vagina and anus: a meta-analysis. Int J Cancer 124 : 1626-1636

De Vuyst H, Clifford GM, Li N, Franceschi S. (2009) HPV infection in Europe. Eur J Cancer 45 : 2632-2639

De Vuyst H, Gichangi P, Estambale B. Njuguna E, Franceschi S, Temmerman M. (2008) Human papillomavirus types in women with invasive cervical carcinoma by HIV status in Kenya. Int J Cancer 122 : 244-246