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Name: Lynette L A. Denny, MD, PhD

Affiliation: University of Cape Town/ Groote Schuur Hospital

Chapters Contributed: Strategies for overcoming barriers to cervical cancer screening in low resource settings Human Papillomavirus infection and genital tract cancers

General Biographical Description: Lynette Denny is a Principal Specialist and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and is a registered sub-specialist in Gynaecological Oncology at Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town. She is currently the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynacology. She is also a full member of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at University of Cape Town. Her research interest for the past 15 years has been in preventing cervical cancer in low resource settings and she has published widely on the subject. She was awarded the Distinguished Scientist for Improving the Quality of Life of Women by the South African Department of Science and Technology in 2006 and is a rated scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. She was the first recipient of the Shoprite Checkers SABC 2 Women of the Year award for Science and Technology in 2004.

Special Interests: Cervical cancer; cervical cancer prevention in low resource settings; human papillomavirus; gynaecology oncology

Contact Address: Department Obstetrics & Gynaecology, h45, Old Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa