Mercè Peris

Preventive Medicine and Researcher
Department: PREC UNIC I&I

Mercè Peris Tuser is an investigator in the Cancer Epidemiology and Research Programme at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO). She has a medical degree from the University of Barcelona, a Master of Public Health from New York University, and is specialised in public health and preventive medicine.

From 1998 to 2009, she was responsible for the Prevention and Control of Cancer Unit at ICO where she has been working on cancer screening programmes namely breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer-focusing her activity on the implementation and evaluation of cancer preventive programmes. She has participated in the cancer screening network of Spain and in the International Colorectal Cancer Screening Network.

In 2010-2011, she was the ICO responsible for addressing coordinated relations with primary health care, county hospitals and town halls.

In 2012, she joined the Unit of Cancer and Infection in the Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme at ICO, and since then she has been working essentially in cervical cancer screening. Currently, she is involved in research projects examining the acceptability of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) and on clinical trials of prophylactic HPV vaccines.