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Cervical Cancer - A Global Public Health Treatise

Rajamanickam Rajkumar

Meenakshi Medical College Hospital and Research Institute

Dr. Rajkumar 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).


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Among all gynecological cancers, cervical cancer is the most amenable cancer for prevention, but it needs a committed, comprehensive, and competent clinical approach. One needs to thoroughly understand its epidemiology, locally, regionally, and globally. This book aims to examine important topics connected to the study of cervical cancer. Why is the incidence of cervical cancer high in certain countries and moderate or low in other countries? What are the reasons? What is the prevalence of HPV infections in different populations and the reasons? Can screening for Cervical cancer be done through community-based, well-organized programs or it is restricted only to high-risk groups? What is opportunistic screening? The screening outcomes will determine the incidence of precancers and invasive cancers. This reveals the incident rates and age-standardised rates, which serve as the base for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of control programs. More important is the treatment of precancers and histopathological follow-up for five years, which will lead to a reduction in the incidence and mortality due to cervical cancer. This is the ultimate objective of all the cervical cancer control programs of all countries. All these topics are welcome for discussion in this book.

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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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