Publication of IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Absence of Excess Body Fatness

10/10/2018 Volume 16: Absence of Excess Body Fatness of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Handbooks of Cancer Prevention series is now available online. The volume contains the detailed assessments of the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. This evaluation took place at IARC in April 2016, and a Working Group of independent international experts concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established, based on a systematic review of the published scientific literature. See IARC Handbooks Volume 16, Read more

IARC Monographs Meetings - Volume 123: Some Nitrobenzenes and Other Industrial Chemicals

09/10/2018 IARC Monographs Volume 123: Some Nitrobenzenes and Other Industrial Chemicals
9–16 October 2018
Lyon, France
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Launch of IARC Scientific Publication on cancer in sub-Saharan Africa

05/10/2018 A new scientific report coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) compiles cancer incidence data from 25 cancer registries in 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on data for periods from 2003 to 2015, the report describes cancer patterns in each registry population and variations in the rates of the major cancer types in the region. The data were sourced from among the members of the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN), which has 30 member registries in 23 countries. AFCRN is one of the six Regional Hubs of the IARC-led Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR). See IARC Scientific Publication No. 167

Modelling cervical cancer elimination

03/10/2018 Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have provided an invited Comment to The Lancet Public Health on an article estimating a timeframe for the elimination of cervical cancer in Australia. Dr Iacopo Baussano, of the IARC Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group, and Dr Freddie Bray, of the IARC Section of Cancer Surveillance, wrote the Comment on an article by Hall et al. titled “The projected timeframe until cervical cancer elimination in Australia: a modelling study”.

Baussano I, Bray F
Modelling cervical cancer elimination
Lancet Public Health, Published online 2 October 2018;
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WHO Classification of Skin Tumours

10/09/2018 The WHO Classification of Skin Tumours is the 11th volume in the 4th edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumours. These authoritative and concise reference books provide an international standard for anyone involved in cancer research or the care of cancer patients.

This book has been prepared by 183 contributors from 24 countries. It contains more than 900 colour images and tables, and more than 2900 references.
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