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Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2015

One of the objectives of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is to generate collaborative research links with scientists around the world, and an effective mechanism for achieving this is by making an award to an established scientist to spend time at IARC in Lyon.

The recipient of the 2015 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award is Professor Fanghui Zhao, Deputy Director of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Center, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. Dr Zhao joined the Screening Group at IARC on 30 November 2015, to spend a total of 12 months in three periods (November 2015-March 2016, June-October 2016, and January-May 2017) to work with Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan on the exploration of appropriate cervical cancer screening programme models for China.