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)

Diagnostic accuracy of cervical cancer screening strategies for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+/CIN3+) among women living with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
(2022 Nov)
EClinicalMedicine 53(): 101645
Kelly H, Jaafar I, Chung M, Michelow P, Greene S, Strickler H, Xie X, Schiffman M, Broutet N, Mayaud P, Dalal S, Arbyn M, de Sanjosé S

HPV mRNA testing in cervical cancer screening - Authors' reply.
(2022 Oct)
Lancet Oncol 23(10): e437
Arbyn M, Canfell K, Poljak M, Berkhof J, de Sanjosé S, Wentzensen N

Cervical cancer screening programs in Latin America: current recommendations for facing elimination challenges.
(2022 Jul 8)
Salud Publica Mex 64(4, jul-ago): 415-423
Fernández-Deaza G, Caicedo-Martínez M, Serrano B, Roura E, Castillo JS, De Sanjosé S, Bruni L, Murillo R

Immunogenicity and safety of one-dose human papillomavirus vaccine compared with two or three doses in Tanzanian girls (DoRIS): an open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial.
(2022 Oct)
Lancet Glob Health 10(10): e1473-e1484
Watson-Jones D, Changalucha J, Whitworth H, Pinto L, Mutani P, Indangasi J, Kemp T, Hashim R, Kamala B, Wiggins R, Songoro T, Connor N, Mbwanji G, Pavon MA, Lowe B, Mmbando D, Kapiga S, Mayaud P, de SanJosé S, Dillner J, Hayes RJ, Lacey CJ, Baisley K

High HIV/STI prevalence among cisgender men and transgender women sex workers attending community-based centres in Barcelona, Spain: The Sweetie Project.
(2022 Sep 15)
Ferrer L, González V, Martró E, Folch C, Saludes V, Muñoz R, Rodríguez V, Morales A, Meroño M, Morey F, Sanjosé S, Casabona J

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