IARC Seminars: The Future of Science in Africa

14/03/2018 Title: The Future of Science in Africa
Speaker: Dr Thomas Kariuki
Director, Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), African Academy of Sciences
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Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and colorectal cancer risk

09/03/2018 A new study by scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published today in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC), investigates the link between levels of physical activity and risk of colorectal cancer. Using observational studies based on more than 430 000 men and women in the United Kingdom, the study showed that higher levels of physical activity were associated with lower risk of colon cancer and that higher levels of sedentary behaviour (television watching) were associated with increased risk of colon cancer.

Morris JS, Bradbury KE, Cross AJ, Gunter MJ, Murphy N
Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and colorectal cancer risk in the UK Biobank
BJC Published online 9 March 2018;
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Inferring causal pathways from data: challenges and some solutions

08/03/2018 Title: Inferring causal pathways from data: challenges and some solutions
Speaker: Dr Stijn Vansteelandt, Professor of Statistics Department of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium &
Professor of Statistical Methodology,
Department of Medical Statistics,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, UK
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IARC rejects false claims in Reuters article: WHO cancer agency “left out key findings” in benzene review

01/03/2018 IARC strongly rejects the premise of the article published on 28 February 2018 by Reuters (WHO cancer agency “left out key findings” in benzene review). No key findings were left out of the IARC evaluation of benzene as a cause of cancer, and IARC provided extensive responses to Dr Kopstein’s questions. The article, which severely distorts the assessment of the IARC Monographs evaluation, is the latest in a series of misleading reports by Reuters. In the best interests of global public health and transparency, IARC is posting its full response to the journalist on its website, as it has consistently done. Read more


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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Cancer Today


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