International Network on Control of Gynaecological Cancers (INCGC)
International Network on Control of Gynaecological Cancers (INCGC) is a consortium of experts from developed and developing countries actively involved in gynaecological cancer control namely, Cervical Cancer (including Human Papilloma virus and sexually transmitted diseases, STDs) and Ovarian Cancer. The aim is to bring together experts interested and active in gynaecological cancer control, to foster communications and provide a channel for exchange of information and experience across the globe.
The Network is a continuation of the WHO Study Group on Control of Cervical Cancer in Developing Countries, created in 1993.
To date there are more than 500+ members from 100+ different countries which comprise:
There are 34 studies in 24 countries currently being conducted by the members of the Network. These are feasibility studies to evaluate best practices for cervical cancer screening and treatment in different resource settings. Some of these studies are at fruition.
Currently, we are in the process of developing protocols and budget proposals for studies on cervical cancer screening, Human Papilloma Virus and sexually transmitted diseases for Cameroon, Tunisia, the Philippines and the East and Central Europe and the Ex USSR Region.
First meeting of the Strategic Partners and Scientific Advisers for the Network was held at HUG, Geneva on 13 June 1998 where a consensus was reached on the following:
The INCGC Consensus Conference on Cervical Cancer Screening & Management was held on 28-31 January 1999 in Tunis, Tunisia, in collaboration with WHO Global Programme on Cancer Control and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health.
Training courses for experts from developing countries in Cytopathology and Colposcopy: the first course was held at the Geneva University Hospital - Sept/October 1999, the last course at HUG in October 2004.
INCGC meeting reports
The International Network on Control of Gynaecological Cancers (INCGC) is hosted by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research:
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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