Issue Contents

Volume 138, Issue Supplement S1

Special Issue: Cervical Cancer Prevention: Recent Progress and the Unfinished Agenda in Low‐ and Middle‐Income Countries
  • July 2017
  • Pages 1–73
Brief Detailed

Cervical Cancer Prevention: Recent Progress and the Unfinished Agenda in Low‐ and Middle‐Income Countries. Guest Editor: Vivien Davis Tsu. IJGO Supplement Editor: Claudio Sosa. Publication of this supplement was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

EDITORIAL

CALL TO ACTION

Ending cervical cancer: A call to action

Authors
Sanchia Aranda, Seth Berkley, Sally Cowal, Mark Dybul, Tim Evans, Katja Iversen, Matshidiso Moeti, Babatunde Osotimehin, Stefan Peterson, Peter Piot, et al
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138,
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4–6
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12182

Elimination of cervical cancer is now on the horizon if we rapidly scale up prevention in the low‐ and middle‐income countries that bear the highest burden of disease.

Open Access

SUPPLEMENT ARTICLES

Progress in HPV vaccination in low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries

Authors
D. Scott LaMontagne, Paul J.N. Bloem, Julia M.L. Brotherton, Katherine E. Gallagher, Ousseynou Badiane, Cathy Ndiaye
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138,
Pages:
7–14
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12186

As of December 2016, 11 low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries (LLMICs) have introduced or will soon introduce HPV vaccine nationally; another 32 LLMICs have conducted pilot or demonstration programs.

Open Access

Optimizing secondary prevention of cervical cancer: Recent advances and future challenges

Authors
Gina Ogilvie, Carolyn Nakisige, Warner K. Huh, Ravi Mehrotra, Eduardo L. Franco, Jose Jeronimo
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138,
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15–19
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12187

HPV‐based cervical cancer screening offers enormous promise toward the global elimination of cervical cancer, but key challenges need to be addressed to ensure women across the world benefit from this new technology.

Open Access

Treatment of cervical intraepithelial lesions

Authors
Philip E. Castle, Dan Murokora, Carlos Perez, Manuel Alvarez, Swee Chong Quek, Christine Campbell
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138,
Pages:
20–25
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12191

Treatment of precancerous cervical lesions has evolved and newer ablative options for low‐resource settings are being implemented. We review the evolution of treatments, current status, and future directions.

Open Access

Management algorithms for cervical cancer screening and precancer treatment for resource‐limited settings

Authors
Partha Basu, Filip Meheus, Youssef Chami, Roopa Hariprasad, Fanghui Zhao, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
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138,
Pages:
26–32
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12183

Management algorithms for screen‐positive women in resource‐limited settings need to be pragmatically selected to ensure strong linkage between screening and treatment. Approaches based on limited number of visits are most efficient and cost‐effective.

Open Access

Cervical cancer data and data systems in limited‐resource settings: Challenges and opportunities

Authors
Jennifer L. Drummond, Martin C. Were, Silvina Arrossi, Kara Wools‐Kaloustian
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138,
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33–40
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12192

This article draws on authors’ experiences and current literature to describe outstanding challenges and recent advances in implementation of cervical cancer data systems, and to offer recommendations for next steps.

Open Access

Integrating cervical cancer screening and preventive treatment with family planning and HIV‐related services

Authors
Heather L. White, Alejandra Meglioli, Raveena Chowdhury, Olivia Nuccio
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138,
Pages:
41–46
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12194

Integrating cervical cancer prevention services into existing sexual and reproductive health programs can improve “screen and treat” coverage in countries with high cervical cancer burden.

Open Access

The health and economic impact of scaling cervical cancer prevention in 50 low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries

Authors
Nicole G. Campos, Monisha Sharma, Andrew Clark, Kyueun Lee, Fangli Geng, Catherine Regan, Jane Kim, Stephen Resch
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138,
Pages:
47–56
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12184

A 10‐year roll‐out of HPV vaccination for girls and cervical cancer screening for women in 50 low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries could prevent 5.2 million cancer cases, and is estimated to be very cost‐effective.

Open Access

Advocacy, communication, and partnerships: Mobilizing for effective, widespread cervical cancer prevention

Authors
Scott Wittet, Jenny Aylward, Sally Cowal, Jacqui Drope, Etienne Franca, Sarah Goltz, Taona Kuo, Heidi Larson, Silvana Luciani, Emmanuel Mugisha, et al
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138,
Pages:
57–62
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12189

Advocacy and communications interventions can help overcome current low levels of access to cervical prevention services in low‐resource settings, especially when implemented through strong partnerships speaking with a common voice.

Open Access

Scaling up proven innovative cervical cancer screening strategies: Challenges and opportunities in implementation at the population level in low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries

Authors
Francesca Holme, Sharon Kapambwe, Ashrafun Nessa, Partha Basu, Raul Murillo, Jose Jeronimo
First Published:
Vol:
138,
Pages:
63–68
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12185

Governments in low‐ and lower‐middle‐income countries should consider implementing population‐based cervical cancer screening as soon as possible following a successful pilot program. We discuss these efforts in five countries, including progress, remaining challenges, and recommendations.

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