Silvia de Sanjose Llongueras

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology



MD Medicine & Surgery, University of Barcelona, 1980
MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), 1986
PhD Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), 1989



Reproductive Health Global Program
2201 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Research Interests

As medical epidemiologist, I have been involved in multiple research projects that relate to HPV and cancer, including the first studies showing the causal association of the virus with cancer, such as the IARC multi-centric case-control study on invasive cervical cancer, the IARC multi-centric prevalence study, the ICO/HPV information center, and several other projects related to HPV in various areas around the world. Among these projects, I have coordinated the ICO International genotype studies (RIS HPV TT, VVAP) on HPV-related cancers including cervical cancer, vulva, vagina, anal and penile cancers that involve the collaboration of more  than 50 countries.
I have been involved in research projects exploring the relationship between HIV and HPV and  have been external advisor in the HPV in Africa Research Partnership (HARP) study carried out in Burkina Faso and South Africa, and have explores the association of antiretroviral therapy with high-risk human papillomavirus, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, and invasive cervical cancer in women living with  HIV.
I have mentored 16 PhD, at the London University, McGill University, University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. I am actually supervising one PhD student and one Marie Curie grantee.

I am the Director of the Scale-Up project  aiming to  introduce and scale-up efficient and high-quality cervical cancer screening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); this project is mostly based in Central American region. I am also the currently  coordinating a srtudy in Honduras that explores thermal ablation as an accessible and highly-effective treatment approach for pre-neoplasic lesions in LMICs.  I am co-chairing the forthcoming IPVC 2020 conference in Barcelona.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Evaluation of diagnostic ultrasound use in a breast cancer detection strategy in Northern Peru.
PLoS One 16(6): e0252902
Aklilu S, Bain C, Bansil P, de Sanjose S, Dunstan JA, Castillo V, Tsu V, Contreras I, Balassanian R, Hayes Constant TK, Scheel JR

Consumption of Ultra-Processed Food and Drinks and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the MCC-Spain Study.
(2021 May 20)
Int J Environ Res Public Health 18(10):
Solans M, Fernández-Barrés S, Romaguera D, Benavente Y, Marcos-Gragera R, Gracia-Lavedan E, Costas L, Robles C, Gonzalez-Barca E, de la Banda E, Alonso E, Aymerich M, Campo E, Llorca J, Fernández-Tardón G, Olmedo-Requena R, Gimeno E, Castaño-Vinyals G, Aragonés N, Kogevinas M, Pollán M, de Sanjose S, Amiano P, Casabonne D

Does the number of doses matter? A qualitative study of HPV vaccination acceptability nested in a dose reduction trial in Tanzania.
(2021 May 26)
Tumour Virus Res
Mitchell KR, Erio T, Whitworth HS, Marwerwe G, Changalucha J, Baisley K, Lacey CJ, Hayes R, de SanJosé S, Watson-Jones D

Health care provider perceptions of facilitators and barriers to HPV vaccination delivery in five countries.
(2021 Mar 16)
Sex Transm Dis
Islam JY, Gurbani A, Ramos S, Morgan K, Kim CJ, Richter KL, de Sanjose S, Smith JS, Vielot NA

2020 List of human papillomavirus assays Suitable for primary cervical cancer screening.
(2021 May 8)
Clin Microbiol Infect
Arbyn M, Simon M, Peeters E, Meijer CJLM, Berkhof J, Cuschieri K, Bonde J, Oštrbenk Valenčak A, Zhao FH, Rezhake R, Gultekin M, Dillner J, de Sanjosé S, Canfell K, Hillemanns P, Almonte M, Xu L, Wentzensen N, Poljak M

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