CERVIVA 2 - Irish Cervical Screening Research Consortium

Research theme(s): 
Research workstream(s): 
Related staff: 
Prof Linda Sharp (former staff)
Ms Aoife Harvey (former staff)
Mr Alan Ó Céilleachair (former staff)
Collaborators & co-investigators: 
Dr Grainne Flannelly, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin
Dr Cara Martin, Coombe Hospital, Dublin
Prof Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin
Prof John O’Leary, Coombe Hospital, Dublin
Prof Michael Turner, Coombe Hospital, Dublin
Funding source: 
Health Research Board

CERVIVA (www.cerviva.ie) is a highly successful health service research consortium in the area of cervical screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. CERVIVA 2 aims to build on that success and conduct further research in cervical screening and, for the first time in Ireland, other cancers linked to HPV.

The CERVIVA 2- research programme, which has been funded by a Collaborative Applied Research Group award from the Health Research Board, includes four workpackages:

  • Workpackage 1: evaluation of strategies for triage of women with a HPV-positive primary screening test.
  • Workpackage 2: determine the optimal cervical screening strategy in the “HPV vaccination era” using mathematical and economic models.
  • Workpackage 3: evaluation of the novel screening tool, RAMAN spectroscopy, in women referred for colposcopy.
  • Workpackage 4: population-based study of the epidemiology of HPV infection in head and neck cancers in Ireland.

The National Cancer Registry is leading workpackages 2 and 4.

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