Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan has an M.D. degree (radiotherapy and clinical oncology) and received postdoctoral training in the UK (University of Cambridge) and the USA (University of Pittsburgh). He worked in clinical oncology, primary care, and cancer epidemiology/cancer control at the Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India, from 1982 to 1993. He joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO-IARC), Lyon, France, in 1993. He is currently the Head of the Early Detection and Prevention Section (EDP) and the Screening Group (SCR) at the IARC. He is involved in a number of studies evaluating various approaches for the early detection and control of breast, cervical, and oral cancers, particularly in low- and medium-resourced countries. He has more than 150 publications to his credit in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored widely used training resources for cervical screening. He is a recipient of the Paul P. Carbone Award for outstanding contributions to international oncology and the Ruby Hall Foundation Award for Excellence in Oncology.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2011