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Dr Silvia Franceschi is a cancer epidemiologist with an MD and a post-graduate specialization in gynaecology. She has led epidemiology groups since 1984 and has worked with top epidemiology groups at the Oxford, US NCI, etc. She focused on women’s cancers, notably cervix uteri. At IARC (2000-2017), she studied viruses and cancer in low-resource countries contributing to the progress in cervical cancer prevention (HPV vaccine, and cervical screening). Her H-index is 142.