Personalised cervical cancer screening - First annual status meeting

Welcome to our first annual status meeting on personalised cervical cancer screening. The meeting aims to gather multidisciplinary teams working on this challenge to discuss the current progress, challenges, and future directions.

Background

Cancer is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Norway alone, there are more than 33,000 new cancer patients each year, and 11,000 cancer-associated deaths in 2017. A large proportion of these incidents are preventable. For example, a mass-screening program against cervical cancer established in the Nordic countries has demonstrated a reduction in morbidity and mortality almost by 80 %. Despite this success, it remains a significant challenge to improve the screening program, such as minimize over screening and undertreatment and hence reduce expenditure in a broad public health perspective.

Online meeting October 15th and 16th 2020

On October 15th and 16th our first annual status meeting on personalised cervical cancer screening will take place.

The meeting aims to gather multidisciplinary teams working on this challenge to discuss the current progress, challenges, and future directions. We present and discuss three projects from Norway, Estonia, and USA

 

Thursday October 15th 

13.00 - 13.10 Welcome

Mari and Jan Nygård, Cancer Registry of Norway
Valeriya Naumova, SimulaMet

13.10-13.30

Personalized Cervical Screening Project Portfolio Mari Nygård, Cancer Registry of Norway

13.30-14.00

Overview of the cancer data for modeling
Jan Nygård, Cancer Registry of Norway
Nicholas Baltzer, Cancer Registry of Norway

14.00-14.15 Coffee break
14.15-15.00

Decipher project
Valeriya Naumova, SimulaMet

15.00-15.45

EEA Baltic cervical cancer screening project
Anneli Uusküla/Kersti Pärna, University of Tartu

15.45-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-16.45

LLNL cervical cancer screening project
Braden Soper, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

16.45-17.30 Discussion

 

Friday October 16th

10.00-10.45

Current challenges in eliminating cervical cancer world-wide
Partha Basu, Head of the Screening group, IARC, Lyon

10.45-11.30

Transforming cancer care through machine learning
Mihaela van der Schaar, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, AI and Medicine, University of Cambrigde

11.30-12.00 Lunch
12.00-12.45

Invited talk
Alex Bronstein, Technion, Israel

12.45-13.15

Talk by project members: Matrix factorization approaches for cervical cancer prediction
Severin Langberg, Cancer Registry of Norway

13.15-13.45

Talk by project members: Prediction and effects of derived data in combinatorial models

Nicholas Baltzer, Cancer Registry of Norway
13.45-14.00 Coffee break
14.00-14.45

Discussion in groups

14.45-15.15 Presentations by the groups
15.15-16.30

General discussion: future directions and challenges.

Closing remarks