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Behavioral Studies Regarding HPV and Cervical Cancer

Early Detection of Common Cancers in Women in India

Investigator: Ketayun A. Dinshaw, DMR, FRCR

Conducted in India, this study is evaluating the effectiveness of a well-planned health education breast and cervical cancer program in regions where there are limited resources. By using trained primary health workers to conduct low-cost screening methods, such as a clinical breast examination or visual inspection of the cervix painted with 4% acetic acid, the study hopes to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and mortality. It is utilizing a cluster randomized study and expects to influence India’s future cancer control program policy, as well as the policies of other resource-poor countries.

For more information, contact NCI Program Director: Veronica Chollette, RN, MS

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Last Updated: January 5, 2012

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