Dr. Partha Basu is an MD in gynecology and PhD in clinical oncology. He was trained as a gynecologic oncologist at Imperial College (Hammersmith Hospital), London. He became head of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute of India in 1997 and continued in that position till he joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO), France in 2015. He is presently the Deputy Head of Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Branch at International Agency for Research on Cancer, France. Dr. Basu has 184 peer-reviewed publications with nearly 5,000 citations. His research projects are supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Cancer Institute of the USA, Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom, European Commission, American Cancer Society Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, and other major funding agencies. He is project lead of the new WHO Academy initiative to launch a comprehensive learning program on cervical cancer screening and management.