Cervical cancer library
ACCP Strategies for Supporting Women With Cervical Cancer (2004)
Cervical Cancer Prevention Issues in Depth No. 2. Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP).
This report provides an overview of issues relating to cancer treatment in developing countries, followed by descriptions of existing support for cancer patients. Also included are recommendations for the provision of basic assistance at the national or local level to women with cervical cancer.
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Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention: Shifting the Paradigm (2005)
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2005;89(S2).
This nine-article supplement addresses issues relevant to training staff to prevent cervical cancer in low-resource settings.
- Preventing cervical cancer in low-resource settings: Building a case for the possible
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- A critical assessment of screening methods for cervical neoplasia
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- Experience using cryotherapy for treatment of cervical precancerous lesions in low-resource settings
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- Delivering cervical cancer prevention services in low-resource settings
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- Training for cervical cancer prevention programs in low-resource settings: Focus on visual inspection with acetic acid and cryotherapy
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- Involving the community in cervical cancer prevention programs
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- Advocating for cervical cancer prevention
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- Preventing cervical cancer in low-resource settings: How far have we come and what does the future hold?
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Cervical Cancer, Cervical Dysplasia, Genital Warts: The Pathogenesis and Clinical Outcomes of HPV Anogenital Infections (2006)
Sanofi Pasteur MSD
This six-minute animation shows how HPV infects human tissue and how disease progresses.
Cancer control: knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programmes
World Health Organization (WHO)
Designed for program managers and policymakers, this page features modules, tools, and other resources on how to advocate, plan and implement effective cancer control programmes, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Cervical cancer page
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
This web page features numerous training and research resources that explore the accuracy, reproducibility, efficacy, benefits, harmful effects and cost-effectiveness of screening interventions for cervical cancer.
- Visit IARC cervical cancer page
- Visit IARC cervical cancer resource materials page
- Visit IARC website, Français
Colposcopy and Treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia: A Beginner’s Manual (2003)
Sellors J, Sankaranarayanan R. IARC.
This online manual is designed to equip health care providers with the necessary skills to detect and treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, thereby preventing invasive cervical cancer in many women worldwide.
Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A guide to essential practice (2006)
This publication is designed to provide comprehensive practical advice to health care providers at all levels of the health care system on how to prevent, detect early, treat, and palliate cervical cancer.
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COPE for Cervical Cancer Prevention Services: A Toolbook to Accompany the COPE Handbook® (2004)
COPE, which stands for "client-oriented, provider-efficient" services, is a process that involves facility staff and supervisors to jointly assess services in order to improve quality. This toolbook includes guides, checklists, and forms to help those in settings where resources are highly restricted to integrate the various elements of service provision into a comprehensive and quality whole.
Course in Visual Methods for Cervical Cancer Screening: Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Lugol's Iodine (2004)
This manual on CD-ROM is designed for trainers of clinicians who perform vaginal speculum examination and screening methods to prevent cervical cancer. Please note that the online version below is a preview. The complete CD-ROM may be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glossary of Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Methods for Cervical Cancer (2004)
Pan American Health Organization
This 4-page document is a glossary of terms specific to screening, stages of cancer, and advanced treatment.
Histopathology of the uterine cervix - digital atlas (2003)
Frappart L., Fontanière B., Lucas E., Sankaranarayanan R. IARC.
This atlas is intended for practicing pathologists, cytotechnologists and technicians. It is also suitable for resident pathologists training in medical schools and for cytology technicians, particularly in developing countries.
HPV and Cervical Cancer Curriculum
Union for International Cancer Control
This is an e-learning tool to be used as basis for courses, workshops and self-learning. The curriculum is designed to improve individual knowledge on HPV and cervical cancer.
HPV Vaccine Communication: Special considerations for a unique vaccine
This 46-page document presents communication guidance and specific considerations for countries that plan to introduce human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into their national immunization programs.
HPV Vaccines and Screening in the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (2006)
Bosch F, Cuzick J, Schiller J, Garnett G and Meheus A, Franco E, Wright T, eds. Vaccine. 24(S3):S1–S264.
This 250-page publication provides a convenient summary of the vast literature of over 100 authors' individual areas.
Managing HPV: A New Era in Patient Care (2009)
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
This is a reference guide for clinicians that offers comprehensive information, counseling notes, resources for patients, and resources for additional information.
Outlook. Preventing cervical cancer: Unprecedented opportunities for improving women's health
Castilaw D, Wittet S. Outlook. 2007;23(1). PATH.
This 12-page issue of Outlook provides the latest evidence-based information about cervical cancer prevention. It summarizes key issues related to HPV transmission, new HPV vaccines, and strategies for introduction in low-resource countries. This issue also identifies new methods for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
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Palliative Care for Women with Cervical Cancer: A Field Manual (2003)
This manual was developed for health care providers such as community nurses and medical doctors who care for women who are dying of advanced cervical cancer. The Kenya field manual is designed for visiting nurses or health facility-based nurses and physicians.
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Planning and Implementing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Programs: A Manual for Managers (2004)
PATH and ACCP
This publication provides thorough background information on cervical cancer and extensive detail on screening.
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- Visit PATH website to download manual in smaller sections
A Practical Manual on Visual Screening for Cervical Neoplasia (2003)
Sankaranarayanan R and Wesley R, eds. International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Featuring 80 color photographs, this 49-page manual is intended to help in the training of a range of health-care personnel such as health workers, nurses and physicians to perform visual inspection with acetic acid and visual inspection with Lugol's iodine. Information on ordering printed copies is also available.
Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians: Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection (2012)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This is a web-based training course designed to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of genital HPV infection. This training module is based on the STD curriculum developed by the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers.
Developing Cervical Cancer Screening Programs that Meet Women's Needs (2003)
This presentation emphasizes that community involvement is essential for developing screening, treatment, and follow-up services that address women’s cultural, emotional, and practical needs. Available in English, Spanish, and French.
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How Can We Prevent Cervical Cancer? A Guide for Community Facilitators (2002)
PATH, PAHO, and the Peru Ministry of Health
This guide was developed for use by community promotion teams as part of the the TATI (acronym for the Spanish term, tamizaje y tratamiento inmediato) cervical cancer prevention program in San Martín, Peru. The core messages and teaching strategies are relevant in a variety of settings.
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- Download file, Español (1.5 MB PDF) entire document, Modules 1–7
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Human papillomavirus page
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
This site includes information from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology's “Educate the Educators: HPV and the New HPV Vaccines” program, as well as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.
This GlaxoSmithKline-funded site is designed for medical professionals, with different materials for family doctors, pediatricians, and obstetrician/gynecologists. It primarily provides online courses and PowerPoint presentations.
The HPV Today newsletter conveys research information to clinicians and offers a comprehensive view of this rapidly evolving field. The newsletter provides updates on relevant advances in diagnosis, prevention and clinical management of patients as well as conveying the current thinking of the opinion leaders in the field.
Human Papillomavirus: What you Need to Know
Society for Adolescent Medicine
This webcast features interviews and presentations from the March 21, 2006 "Human Papillomavirus: What you Need to Know" conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Topics include the epidemiology of HPV, cervical cancer prevention, and barriers to vaccine acceptance.
Immunization and Child Health Materials Development Guide (2001)
This 138-page publication is a reference and educational tool for people who create communication materials.
Palliative Care: Supporting Women with Advanced Cancer (2003)
In many regions, cervical cancer treatments are not accessible or affordable. Home-based palliative care to relieve pain and suffering may be the only realistic option for these women.
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Program Capacity Assessment Tool: Integrating Cervical Cancer Prevention into Reproductive Health Services (2001)
Reproductive Health Reports No. 4. ACCP.
The Program Capacity Assessment Tool uses a series of questions to encourage readers to think through the key elements of cervical cancer prevention program implementation. A more complete explanation of the issues can be found in PATH’s 2000 publication, "Planning Appropriate Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs, 2nd Edition."
Reproline: Reproductive Health Online cervical cancer page
Reproline is a project of Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. This site includes reading materials, workshop proceedings, and other links related to cervical cancer. Information is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Questions Frequently Asked by Women. Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet (2003)
This fact sheet is designed to assist health care providers in answering questions commonly asked by women who are considering being screened for cervical cancer.
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Women's Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Cancer Screening: Helping Health Care Providers Anticipate and Answer Common Questions (2003)
This presentation helps health care providers anticipate and answer common questions of women facing cervical cancer screening. Available in English, Spanish, and French.
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The Pap Test: Evidence to date (2004)
This presentation provides a description of the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear test and how it works. Available in English, Spanish, and French.
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Researching new prevention approaches for cervical cancer: Methodological guidelines (2002)
This presentation outlines the objectives and requirements of an effective cervical cancer prevention program.
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Visual inspection with acetic acid: Evidence to date (2003)
This presentation offers a description of visual inspection with acetic acid and how it works.
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Visual inspection with Lugol's iodine: Evidence to date (2002)
The presentation provides a technical description of visual inspection with Lugol's iodine, as well as program implications in low-resource settings.