Who's Who

Jean-Damien Combes


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

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

  • Study of human papillomavirus (HPV) and precancerous Lesions In the Tonsil: from healthy tissue to cancer (SPLIT)
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Evaluation of screening algorithms based on self-collection and HPV testing with partial genotyping for the prevention of cervical cancer among HIV-infected women in low-income countries
    IARC (Partner)

  • Etude cas-témoins sur la relation entre antécédent d’amygdalectomie et risque de cancer de l’oropharynx (RACKAm)
    IARC (Coordinator)

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

Selected Publications

Combes JD, Dalstein V, Gheit T, Clifford GM, Tommasino M, Clavel C, Lacau St Guily J, Franceschi S; SPLIT study group. (2017) Prevalence of human papillomavirus in tonsil brushings and gargles in cancer-free patients: The SPLIT study. Oral Oncol 66: 52-57.

Combes JD, Clifford GM, Egger M, Cavassini M, Hirsch HH, Hauser C, Calmy A, Schmid P, Bernasconi E, Gunthard HF, Franceschi S, Waterboer T, Scherrer AU; Swiss HIV Cohort Study. (2017) Human papillomavirus antibody response following HAART initiation among MSM. AIDS 31(4): 561-569.

Combes JD, Guan P, Franceschi S, Clifford GM. (2015) Judging the carcinogenicity of rare human papillomavirus types. Int J Cancer 136(3): 740-742.

Combes JD, Franceschi S. (2014) Role of human papillomavirus in non-oropharyngeal head and neck cancers. Oral Oncol 50(5): 370-379.

Combes JD, Chen AA, Franceschi S. (2014) Prevalence of human papillomavirus in cancer of the oropharynx by gender. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(12): 2954-2958.

Prizes, Honours

Fondation Léon Bouchut prize, Lyon, France, 2010
Laureate of Médaille d’Or de l’internat de médecine des Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France, 2010