Ginesa Albero Abril
Ginesa Albero holds a Statistics degree (Polytechnic University of Catalonia-UPC, 2004) and a PhD in Methodology of Biomedical Research and Public Health (Autonomous University of Barcelona-UAB, 2017).
Since January 2002, she joined the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program (PREC) in the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) as biostatistician. Since then, she has been working on the epidemiology and prevention of HPV infections and related cancers. She coordinated six phase II-III clinical trials of HPV vaccines in females and males at ICO, and she worked on analyses of multinational case-control studies conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancern (IARC) in the field of HPV and cervical cancer. During her PhD, she participated in a multinational cohort study of the natural history of HPV infections in men (HIM study), evaluating the association between male circumcision and genital HPV infection in men.
Currently she coordinates the HPV Information Centre, HPV INFORMATION CENTRE, a web-based resource led by ICO and IARC that compiles, processes and disseminates published information on HPV infection and HPV-related diseases for each of the 194 WHO member states. The Centre aims to accelerate the development and introduction of HPV prevention strategies to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases worldwide. The Centre has become an international reference for data, monographs (the first monograph was published in 2006, followed by 10 regional reports) and scientific material, as well as an international benchmark for decision making in public health.
Starting in 2007, she is also a member of CIBERESP, a network of 50 multidisciplinary research groups from different universities and institutions focused in the area of epidemiology and public health.
Torné A, Albero G, Bruni L. Spain. Fact Sheet. HPVWorld. 2019 - nº 121.
Lazcano-Ponce E, Albero G, Bruni L. Mexico, Fact Sheet. HPVWorld. 2019 - nº 92.
Bruni L, Albero G, Serrano B et al. ICO/IARC Information Centre on HPV and Cancer (HPV Information Centre). Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases. Summary Report 17 June 2019.
Albero G, Castellsagué X, Lin HY et al. Male circumcision and the incidence and clearance of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men: the HPV Infection in men (HIM) cohort study. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 10;14:75. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-75.
Seoud M, Vaccarella S, El-Kak F, (…) Albero G et al. Extended Middle East and North Africa: summary recommendations for the prevention of human papillomavirus infections and related cancers including cervical cancer. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 30;31 Suppl 6:G78-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.11.078.
Bosch FX, Broker TR, Forman D, (…) Albero G et al. ICO Monograph ‘Comprehensive Control of HPV Infections and Related Diseases’ Vaccine Volume 30, Supplement 5, 2012. Comprehensive control of human papillomavirus infections and related diseases. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 30;31 Suppl 6:G1-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.10.002.
Albero G, Villa LL, Lazcano-Ponce E et al. Male circumcision and prevalence of genital human papillomavirus infection in men: a multinational study. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Jan 17;13:18. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-18.
Moscicki AB, Schiffman M, Burchell A, (…) Albero G et al. Updating the natural history of human papillomavirus and anogenital cancers. Vaccine. 2012 Nov 20;30 Suppl 5:F24-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.05.089.
Albero G, Castellsagué X, Giuliano AR et al. Male circumcision and genital human papillomavirus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Feb;39(2):104-13. DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3182387abd.
Giuliano AR, Nyitray AG, Albero G. Male circumcision and HPV transmission to female partners. Lancet. 2011 Jan 15;377(9761):183-4. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62273-8.