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JPHCOPH professor one of four in world awarded cancer grant

Yelena Tarasenko, DrPH, an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences in Georgia Southern’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, is one of four awardees of a 2020 Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grant by the Union for International Cancer Control. 

As part of the fellowship, Tarasenko will work with colleagues from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, on the ongoing Cancer Screening in Five Continents (CanScreen5) project. 

The project is intended to impact implementation, capacity building and quality of cancer screening programs around the world. Project activities include delivery of tailored regional educational curriculum and content to country representatives through webinars and online training platforms, collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on barriers to cancer screening access from the country representatives, and development of roadmaps with feasible interventions.


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