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Early detection of cervical cancer in hard-to-reach populations of women through portable and point-of-care HPV testing

Project description

Strategies for early screening and prevention of cervical cancer in hard-to-reach populations

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, and the hard-to-reach populations in many countries are at a higher risk of developing the disease. Preventive screening programmes and vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) result in reduced cancer incidence and mortality. The EU-funded ELEVATE project is conducting studies to identify hard-to-reach women in Belgium, Brazil, Ecuador and Portugal in order to remove barriers to their early screening and design strategies to make it more accessible. A multidisciplinary team of experts from Europe and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States are carrying out the fundamental and technological research to develop an efficient and marketable test for the detection of high-risk HPV infections in those populations. The goal is to design a portable test compatible with self-sampling, generating rapid and easy-to-understand results.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2018-Single-Stage-RTD
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 518 835

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 419 850
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO DE INVESTIGACION SOBRE VIH SIDA TB CISIDAT
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Av. Teopanzolco 408 Torre C 201 Reforma
62260 Cuernavaca Morelos
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE CUENCA
Ecuador
EU contribution
€ 259 900
Address
12 Of April Avenue
01.01 Cuenca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACAO PIO XII
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rua Antenor Duarte Vilela, 1331
Barretos
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 341 802,50
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 577,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABMAN AUTOMATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 395 420
Address
Seamer Hill Stokesley
TS9 5NQ Middlesbrough Cleveland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROLIQUID SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 605
Address
Avenida Uribarri 19-1 Saiolan
20500 Arrasate Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)