Xavier Bosch

Xavier Bosch

Francesc Xavier Bosch (Barcelona, 1947) earned a master’s degree in Public Health and Cancer Epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a doctorate in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In addition to directing the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program at the ICO, since 2006 he has also directed the activities of the WHO/ICO Information Centre on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer.  He is an active member in virus and cancer research in the international arena and his research has been key in proving the relationship between HPV and genital cancer and in preventing the onset of liver cancer through the use of the hepatitis B vaccine in rural Africa.