Mats BrännströmJune 8, 2016
Isaac BlicksteinDecember 29, 2015
Xavier Bosch, Spain
Dr. F. Xavier Bosch
conducts epidemiological research on cancers linked to infectious agents notably on cancer of the liver, of the cervix, of the skin, of the vagina, of the anus, of the penis and of the oral cavity. He has also carried on research studies on diet and colorectal cancer and led a program of implementation and methodological research in cancer registration.
These various research projects have been instrumental in demonstrating the causal role of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in cervical cancer and on the opportunities for liver cancer prevention using Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccines in rural Africa. Some of these studies have played a catalytic role for the initiation of the first vaccine trials for HBV and HPV and for the evaluation of HPV tests as screening tools. Dr. F. Xavier Bosch has worked in what is now called molecular epidemiology. His research work has been characterized by the integration of the latest biological assays to determine exposure to carcinogens with epidemiological field studies carried out in about 35 countries around the world, particularly in Spain, Latin America, Africa and Asia. The final goal of his research has been the application of the aetiological knowledge derived from it, to the primary prevention of cancer.