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Dr. Silvia de Sanjose

Director of the Scale Up Project 

PATH

Dr. S de Sanjosé is a Medical doctor, Family Practitioner and Epidemiologist. She has been involved in the research of infections and cancer since 1998 after her PhD from the London University. She has been involved in multiple international studies that led to the identification of Human Papillomavirus to be considered as the necessary cause of cervical cancer and that helped to identify the most relevant cancer related HPV genotypes worldwide. She coordinated the evaluation of the introduction of HPV testing as primary screening tool in cervical cancer screening in Catalonia since 2006. She has been involved in guidelines and position papers related to HPV within the WHO. She is now the President of the International Papillomavirus Society. She has published over 350 papers.