IARC News

Human papillomavirus types from infection to cancer in the anus, according to sex and HIV status: a systematic review and meta-analysis

20/11/2017 There are about 20 000 new cases of anal cancer per year globally, of which an estimated 90% are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. New research by scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, characterizes the contribution of different oncogenic HPV types to the development of anal cancer, in HIV-negative men and women as well as in high-risk HIV-positive populations.

Lin C, Franceschi S, Clifford GM
Human papillomavirus types from infection to cancer in the anus, according to sex and HIV status: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lancet Infect Dis, Published online 17 November 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30653-9
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International Pathology Day 2017 – Take the WHO Blue Books readers' survey

15/11/2017 New technologies are transforming the field of pathology more rapidly than ever, and it has become increasingly clear that our understanding of cancer at the molecular level is an integral part of clinical diagnosis and prognosis. The WHO Classification of Tumours series (also called the WHO Blue Books), produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), provides the international standard for oncologists and pathologists against which cancers and benign tumours are diagnosed.

To mark International Pathology Day, IARC invites all pathologists, oncologists, and practitioners using the WHO Blue Books to provide their feedback on these authoritative reference books.
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IARC Internal Seminar: Preparing for future Ebola outbreaks: Candidate Ebola vaccines delivered using a ring vaccination strategy

09/11/2017 Title: Preparing for future Ebola outbreaks: Candidate Ebola vaccines delivered using a ring vaccination strategy
Speaker: Dr Ana María Henao Restrepo, Medical Officer, Department of Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals (WHO), Geneva
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IARC signs new agreement with the National Cancer Center of China

03/11/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the National Cancer Center of China (NCC) have signed a new agreement to renew and expand their collaboration on cancer prevention and control. Read more

Publications

WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

07/09/2017 The WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues is a Revised 4th Edition Volume of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.

This classification, prepared by 132 authors from 23 countries, contains about 1300 colour images and tables, and more than 4500 references.
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