Rajamanickam Rajkumar

Meenakshi Medical College Hospital and Research Institute

Rajamanickam Rajkumar is a scientist on the front lines of cervical cancer and HPV prevention and control. He has an MD in Community Medicine and a Ph.D. in Cancer Epidemiology. He is currently a professor at Meenakshi Medical College Kanchipuram, India, and a Ph.D. mentor at many medical universities. He was the principal investigator for one of the largest Cervical cancer screening programs in India with technical support from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized agency of the World Health Organization. He conducted the first study in South India on the community prevalence of HPV. He has been trained in colposcopy and cancer epidemiology in France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. He is a consultant to the Ohio State University Medical University in Cervical Cancer Screening and an Honorary Member of the Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS). Since the start of 2020, he has served as Associate Research Director and Member Secretary of the Institutional Ethics Committee of Meenakshi Medical College. Dr. Rajkumar has won several awards, including Best Teacher and Researcher from the Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, India, in 2013, and Excellence in Research from the Institute of Scholars, India, in 2019. He is a Certified Publons Academy Peer Reviewer from June 2020.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Rajamanickam Rajkumar

This book is about the highly infective human papilloma virus (HPV). There are more than 200 strains of HPV, though only a few, like HPV 16 and HPV 18, are oncogenic. HPV infections can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis, and oral cavity.Written by authors from across the globe, this book is a comprehensive look at HPV. Chapters cover such topics as the epidemiology of HPV, treatment of the manifestations of HPV, which can include warts on the skin and genitals, diagnosis and management of oral mucosal cancers due to HPV, HPV and pregnancy, and HPV vaccines. It is a useful reference for researchers and scientists in the field, providing them with helpful knowledge to combat and prevent HPV infections and cancers.

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