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Dr Alejandra Castanon has a medical degree from the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), a MSc in Epidemiology and a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology. 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. A full list of Dr Castanon’s publications can be found here.