CerviCusco advances healthcare through innovative clinical research studies and a dedication to enhancing medical knowledge for the benefit of all. Our peer reviewed medical publications facilitate the dissemination of impactful research findings to the global medical community. By sharing our insights, we aim to inspire positive change in healthcare practices and patient well-being.

Embracing Discovery

Our Studies

These Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved studies conducted at CerviCusco have been funded by the US National Institutes of Health and industry. We also conduct investigator-initiated research studies. Our studies cover a wide spectrum of topics, including innovative medical techniques, patient education, biomarker studies, treatment of cervical neoplasia and addressing societal challenges. We’re dedicated to answering the unkown through pioneering research..

  • Clinical Evaluation of Polarized Light Assisted Colposcopy (NCI R21)
  • Evaluation of an incentive for gynecologic exams in Cusco, Peru (NCI RO3)
  • Dia del Mercado (Study of Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening)
  • Loop excision of the cervix (Study of patient education prior to surgery)
  • Cervical cancer education videos (Quechua and Spanish)
  • Cervical cancer stage biomarkers (INEN (NCI)-Lima)
  • Cervical cancer survivorship biomarkers (INEN (NCI)-Lima)
  • Spectroscopy Screening Trial (Guided Therapeutics)
  • Cervical cancer folate receptor biomarker (GY)
  • Incentive to improve patient follow-up
  • HPV vaccine compliance
  • Cervical pre-cancer stigma
  • Treatment of cervical pre-cancer
  • Breast Cancer

sharing knowledge

Medical Publications

CerviCusco’s medical publications enable us to share our findings with other health care providers around the world.

  • Ferris DG, Chen J, Isaac A, Braithwaite E, Beideck E, Mikail N, Krotish D, Waller JL. Reimbursement Incentives to Improve Adherence to Follow-Up of Cervical Cancer Cytology Screening Results in Peru. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Apr;23(2):116-123. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000459. PMID: 30741754.
  • Matsumoto MM, Widemon S, Farfán G, Vidaurre T, Dunstan J, Krotish DE, Ferris DG, García Santos JM, Mollura DJ, Pollack E, Scheel JR. Earlier Breast Cancer Detection in Peru: Establishing a Comprehensive Program in an Underserved Region. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Nov;17(11):1520-1524. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.06.003. Epub 2020 Jul 6. PMID: 32645288; PMCID: PMC7338027.
  • Ferris DG, Condorhuaman WS, Waller JL, Allmond L, Goebel A. Polarized Light Colposcopy Compared With Standard Colposcopy. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Jul;19(3):234-8.
  • Ferris DG, Shapiro J, Fowler C, Cutler C, Waller J, Guevara Condorhuaman WS. The Impact of Accessible Cervical Cancer Screening in Peru-The Día del Mercado Project. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Jul;19(3):229-33.
  • Ferris DG, Condorhuaman WS, Waller J, Lilienthal A. Impact of a Video Intervention for Rural Peruvian Women With Cervical Neoplasia Before Loop Excisional Procedures. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Jul;19(3):224-8.
  • Han C-S, Ferris DG, Waller J, Tharp P, Walter J, Allmond L. Comparison of Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Human Papillomavirus, HPV Vaccine, Pap Tests, and Cervical Cancer Between US and Peruvian Women. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2012; 16(2):121-6.
  • Ferris DG, Hupman C, Waller JL, Cudnik J, Watkins C. Assessment of the impact of cervical cancer prevention educational videos for Quechua and Spanish speaking Peruvian women. J Lower Genital Tract Dis 2009; 13:244-51.
  • Ferris DG, Park I, Waxman A, Joste N, Magaril RA, Greenspan D, et al. Initiating the ASCCP Humanitarian Program: Peru 2005. J Lower Genital Tract Disease 2006; 10:58-62.
  • Luque JS, Maupin J, Ferris DG. Comparative study of HPV and Cervical Cancer Knowledge and Beliefs between Mexican Immigrant Women in the US and Peruvian Women. Cancer Health Disparities. 2019;3:e1-e16. Epub 2019 Aug 18. PMID: 32280937; PMCID: PMC7147510.
  • Luque JS, Maupin JN, Ferris DG, Guevara Condorhuaman WS. Reaching women in the Peruvian Andes through cervical cancer screening campaigns: assessing attitudes of stakeholders and patients. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 Oct 18;10:2107-2116.
  • Luque JS, Opoku S, Ferris DG, Guevara Condorhuaman WS. Social network characteristics and cervical cancer screening among Quechua women in Andean Peru. BMC Public Health. 2016 Feb 24;16:181.