Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2014

12/12/2014 The recipients of the 2014 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award, currently at IARC, are:

Professor Michael Leitzmann from the University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany,

Professor Walter Prendiville from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and

Professor Kyle Steenland from the Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Read more

Dimitrios Trichopoulos (1938–2014)

05/12/2014 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is deeply saddened by the passing of internationally esteemed epidemiologist Professor Dimitrios Trichopoulos.

Professor Trichopoulos held a special place at IARC and was deeply appreciated for his key role in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study and many other international studies on the causes of cancer.
Read more

Launch of new GICR website

04/12/2014 The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR) today launched its new website. Led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), GICR is a unified strategy for international partners to share knowledge and facilitate research to inform cancer control. The revamped website describes the significant progress made to date and outlines the next phase of the initiative as it targets a growing number of low- and middle-income countries to identify their needs and provide the necessary support. The website also describes examples of GICR's key activities and provides resources related to cancer registration and descriptive epidemiology. Visit website, IARC Press Release 230


Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

26/05/2014 Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Authors: F. Bray, A. Znaor, P. Cueva, A. Korir, R. Swaminathan, A. Ullrich, S.A. Wang, and D.M. Parkin

This guidance document provides an overview of the key concepts in cancer registration, covering the steps involved in planning a registry, the sources of information a registry will need to access, methods for ensuring data quality, and how registry results should be reported. It will be of value to those who are seeking to establish a registry or are in the early stages of developing a registry. It covers the major components that need to be thought about when setting up a registry and ensuring that it provides the necessary information for its main stakeholders -especially those involved in cancer control planning.
Download now



GLOBOCAN 2012 is part of the CANCER Mondial website.