Cervical Cancer

The Cervical Working Group is in its first round of funding and consists of five modeling groups and a coordinating center. The models incorporate the natural history pathway of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection to cervical cancer, and several of the models simulate the process of HPV acquisition and transmission. The groups’ interests include evaluating the benefits, harms, and costs of HPV vaccination and screening and identifying the most efficient, cost-effective strategies for cervical cancer control, including strategies in HIV positive women. The Cervical Group is also leveraging opportunities made possible by CISNET’s comparative modeling approach to disseminate findings and strengthen transparency, understanding, and confidence in model-based analyses of cervical cancer control strategies.