Alejandra Castanon

Alejandra Castanon

PhD, Dr, MD MsC

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Research interests

Dr Alejandra Castanon has a medical degree from the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Over the last 10 years her research has focused on the evaluation of screening programmes, particularly cervical screening.


In collaboration with the NHS Cervical Screening programme she runs a case control study to evaluate the cervical screening programme in England and Wales. This research provides policy makers evidence on which to base policy decisions.


Additional research interests at the Cancer Prevention Group include risk of preterm birth following treatment for cervical disease and the expansion of the evaluation work to colorectal and breast screening.


A full list of Dr Castanon’s publications can be found here


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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