Global incidence of cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. This study investigated the updated global incidence and mortality rates for cervical cancer. It also explored their associated risk factors and temporal trends among different age groups in various countries. The study found that the burden of cervical cancer was highest in regions with low Human Development Index (HDI) and was associated with a higher prevalence of alcohol consumption. Efforts to increase the coverage of HPV vaccination and promote cancer screening may be effective to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in those low-income countries.
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof. Martin WONG from The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. Prof Wong’s research focuses on disease screening and prevention, control of non-communicable diseases and organisation of primary care.