Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Vaud Cancer Registry


Prof. F. Levi


The unit is active in cancer registration and surveillance on a national and international scale, on screening monitoring and risk factor evaluation. Epidemiological investigations of other major diseases are also conducted in collaboration with leading international networks.

The Cantonal Cancer Registry of Vaud is a constituent part of the unit, which is also in charge of the Neuchatel and Jura Cancer Registries, and responsible for the evaluation and scientific follow-up of the breast screening programmes in the cantons of Vaud, Valais, Jura, and Neuchatel.


Levi F, Te VC, Randimbison L, Choffat R. Cancer incidence in Vaud, Switzerland (1998-2002). In : Curado MP, Edwards S, Shin HE, et al. eds. Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (Vol IX). IARC Scient Publ No 160, 2007, Lyon, IARC.

Pelucchi C, Levi F, La Vecchia C. The rise and fall in menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer incidence. Breast 2010;19:198-201.

Levi F, Ferlay J, Galeone C, Lucchini F, Negri E, Boyle P, La Vecchia C. The changing pattern of kidney cancer incidence and mortality in Europe. BJU Int 2008;101:949-58.

Levi F, Boffetta P, La Vecchia C. High constant incidence rates of second primary neoplasms. Eur J Cancer Prev 2008;17:385-8.

Levi F, Randimbison L, Maspoli M, Te VC, La Vecchia C. Second neoplasms after oesophageal cancer. Int J Cancer 2007;121:694-7.

Joosten A, Bochud F, Baechler S, Levi F, Mirimanoff R-O, Moeckli R. Variability of a peripheral dose among various linac geometries for second cancer risk assessment. Phys Med Biol 2011;2011;56:5131-51.

Polesel J, Clifford GM, Rickenbach M, Dal Maso L, Battegay M, Bouchardy C, Furrer H, Hasse B, Levi F, Probst-Hensch NM, Schmid P, Franceschi S; Swiss HIV Cohort Study. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma incidence in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS 2008;11;22:301-6.

Bulliard JL, Ess S, Bordoni A, Konzelmann I, Levi F. Left-sided excess in the laterality of cutaneous melanoma. Arch Dermatol 2008;144:556-8.

Bulliard JL, De Weck D, Fisch T, Bordoni A, Levi F. Detailed site distribution of melanoma and sunlight exposure: aetiological patterns from a Swiss series. Ann Oncol 2007;20:789-94.

Levi F, Chatenoud L, Bertuccio P, Lucchini F, Negri E, La Vecchia C. Mortality from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in Europe and other areas of the world: an update. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2009;16:333-50.

Bertuccio P, Levi F, Lucchini F, Chatenoud L, Bosetti C, Negri E, La Vecchia C. Coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality in young adults: recent trends in Europe. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2011;18:627-34.

La Vecchia C, Bosetti C, Lucchini F, Bertuccio P, Negri E, Boyle P, Levi F. Cancer mortality in Europe, 2000-2004, and an overview of trends since 1975. Ann Oncol 2010;21:1323-60.

Bosetti C, Bertuccio P, Levi F, Chatenoud L, Negri E, La Vecchia C. The decline in breast cancer mortality in Europe: An update (to 2009). Breast doi:10:1016/j.breast.2011.08.001.

Bosetti C, Bertuccio P, Chatenoud L, Negri E, La Vecchia C, Levi F. Trends in mortality from urologic cancers in Europe, 1970-2008. Eur Urol 2011:60:1-15.

Bulliard JL, Ducros C, Dayer E, Arzel B, Levi F. Variation in performance in low-volume mammography screening programmes: Experience from Switzerland. Cancer Epidemiol 2011;32:293-7.

de Gelder R, Bulliard JL, de Wolf C, Fracheboud J, Draisma G, Schopper D, de Koning HJ. Cost-effectiveness of opportunistic versus organised mammography screening in Switzerland. Eur J Cancer 2009;45:127-38.

Bulliard JL, Ducros C, Jemelin C, Arzel B, Fioretta G, Levi F. Effectiveness of organised versus opportunistic mammography screening. Ann Oncol 2009;20:1199-202.

van der Leest RJ, de Vries E, Bulliard JL, Paoli J, Peris K, Stratigos AJ, et al. The Euromelanoma skin cancer prevention campaign in Europe: characteristics and results of 2009 and 2010. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2011;25:1455-65.

Vernez D, Milon A, Francioli L, Bulliard JL, Vuilleumier L, Moccozet L. A numeric model to simulate solar individual ultraviolet exposure. Photochem Photobiol 2011;87:721-8.

Galeone C, Talamini R, Levi F, Pelucchi C, Negri E, Giacosa A, Montella M, Franceschi S, La Vecchia C. Fried foods, olive oil and colorectal cancer. Ann Oncol 2007;18:36-9.

Garavello W, Turati F, Bosetti C, Talamini R, Levi F, Lucenteforte E, Chiesa F, Franceschi S, La Vecchia C, Negri E. Family history of cancer and the risk of laryngeal cancer: a case-control study from Italy and Switzerland. Int J Cancer. 2012;130:665-70.

Belitskaya-Lévy I, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Russo J, Russo IH, Bordás P, Ahman J, Afanasyeva Y, Johansson R, Lenner P, Li X, de Cicco RL, Peri S, Ross E, Russo PA, Santucci-Pereira J, Sheriff FS, Slifker M, Hallmans G, Toniolo P, Arslan AA. Characterization of a genomic signature of pregnancy identified in the breast. Cancer Prev Res 2011;4:1457-64.

Lukanova A, Surcel HM, Lundin E, Kaasila M, Lakso HA, Schock H, Husing A, Kaaks R, Koskela P, Grankvist K, Pukkala E, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lehtinen M, Toniolo P. Circulating estrogens and progesterone during primiparous pregnancies and risk of maternal breast cancer. Int J Cancer 2012;130:910-20.


The following file can be downloaded:

File Description
rds180fr.pdf Dépistage du cancer du sein dans les cantons du Jura et de Neuchâtel, ainsi que dans le Jura bernois: Evaluation du programme intercantonal, 2005-2010.
rds167fr.pdf Evaluation épidémiologique du programme valaisan de dépistage du cancer du sein: 1999-2009.
rds136fr.pdf Evaluation épidémiologique du programme vaudois de dépistage du cancer du sein, 1999-2006.
rapp_eval_VS_2005final.pdf Performance des lectures radiologiques dans le programme valaisan de dépistage du cancer du sein.
rapp_eval_VS_2003.pdf Programme valaisan de dépistage du cancer du sein: Evaluation des deux premiers tours de dépistage (1999-2004).


Dernière mise-à-jour le 17-01-2012