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
Personalized Cervical Screening Project Portfolio Mari Nygård, Cancer Registry of Norway
Overview of the cancer data for modeling
EEA Baltic cervical cancer screening project
LLNL cervical cancer screening project
Friday October 16th
Current challenges in eliminating cervical cancer world-wide
Transforming cancer care through machine learning
Talk by project members: Matrix factorization approaches for cervical cancer prediction
Talk by project members: Prediction and effects of derived data in combinatorial modelsNicholas Baltzer, Cancer Registry of Norway
Discussion in groups
|14.45-15.15||Presentations by the groups|
General discussion: future directions and challenges.Closing remarks