The Prevention Committee was established in 2019 to fulfil the ESGO vision: Best treatment and prevention in gynaecological cancer. ESGO has set as its mission to improve the health and well-being of women with gynaecological cancers through prevention, research, excellence in care and education. The Prevention Committee is therefore one of the cornerstones to ensure the fulfilment of its mission.
The Chair of the Prevention Committee is Prof. Murat Gultekin.
Prevention Committee Chair: Murat Gultekin
Marc Arbyn, Andreas Ullrich, Elmar Joura, Maria Kyrgiou, Jalid Sehouli, Mihaela Grigore, Patrick Petignat, Nadja Taumberger, Taja Bracic, Ico Toth, Mario Preti
World Health Organization has launched ''Cervical Cancer Elimination Program'' on November 19, 2020.
The program asks the countries to vaccinate the girls under 15 years of age (90% coverage), to screen females by minimal two times when they are 35 and 45 (70%) coverage and to treat the lesions detected appropriately (in 90% of cases).
Modelling studies show that if all countries can implement the program until 2030 and can achieve these targets, there will be a 30% reduction in cervical cancer mortality by 2030 and the cervical cancer may be eliminated until the end of this century (namely incidence less than 4 \ 100.000).
ESGO Prevention committee has joined in to fulfil the WHO cervical cancer elimination strategy as a leading European actor in prevention.
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HPV Atlas and National Cancer Control Plan Western Balkans, October 14, 2021, 2 pm EEST
Andreas Ullrich, the ESGO Prevention Committee member was invited to express the voice of ESGO on HPV vaccination and screening during the HPV Atlas and National Cancer Control Plan virtual conference. He will be joined by Arben Vitia, Kosovo's Minister of Health and Venko Filipce ,North Macedonia’s Minister of Health. Special guest: Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP. The focus of this event is on examining ways for improving patient satisfaction with regards to healthcare policies.
To join the conference please register here.
IPVC 2021 - 34th International Papillomavirus Conference, November 15-19, 2021
Murat Gultekin, the ESGO Prevention Committee Chair will present the topic of Cervical cancer screening in the COVID era: strategies for increasing coverage together with other key speakers in the field of cervical cancer elimination (ECDC). For more information please visit the IPVS website.
National Cancer Control Plan conference, Bulgaria, November 25, 2021
ESGO Prevention Committee member Andreas Ullrich is invited as a speaker for the NCCP conference hosted by the Parliamentary Health Commission held at the National Assembly in Bulgaria on 25th November 2021.
HPV Awareness event, Bulgaria, 22/7/2021
ESGO Prevention Committee collaborates with the European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) and joins forces together to boost awareness in HPV prevention across Europe. Together with Bulgaria’s National Information Campaign for the Prevention of Human Papilloma Virus the EPF organised an Awareness event in Bulgaria and invited our member, Dr. Maria Kyrgiou (UK) as a European expert on HPV.
Dr. Murat Gultekin was awarded the IGCS Distinguished Advocacy Award for his extensive and tireless efforts to unify advocacy NGOs throughout Europe, forming ENGAGe. As the leading founder of HPV DNA Screening, Mobile Trucks and Central Mammography Report Unit, cancer registry systems and community- based palliative care system he is partly responsible for major innovations in cancer screening in Turkey and around the world. For more info visit the IGCS website.