IARC News

Launch of website for Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents (TM-NUC) project

18/10/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of the website of the Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents (TM-NUC) project. The TM-NUC project brings together 16 experts from 11 different countries and from a variety of fields, including cancer screening, radiation epidemiology, radiation dosimetry, pathology, oncology, endocrinology, and surgery, in order to develop principles for thyroid monitoring in populations possibly affected by radiation exposure due to nuclear accidents. The resulting principles will help guide policy-makers and health professionals in planning thyroid monitoring in case of nuclear accidents. Visit the TM-NUC website

Local and global pressures for change

18/10/2017 Dr Christopher P. Wild, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), speaks with ecancer at the RSM meeting on cancer control about the health burden of ageing and shifting populations around the globe, especially in low- and middle-income countries in which changing lifestyles are leading to increased cancer incidence. Watch video

Launch of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume XI: electronic version

16/10/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the electronic version of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5), Volume XI is now available online. The volume was produced in collaboration with the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), and the launch is timed to mark the 39th IACR Annual Scientific Conference, which is being held in Utrecht this week. This new volume provides comparable data on cancer incidence collected from 2008 to 2012 from 343 cancer registries in 65 countries. The online database is available on the CI5 website, and the printed book (IARC Scientific Publication No. 166) will be published and sent to all contributing registries in 2018. Visit CI5 website

IARC Monographs Meetings - Volume 120: Benzene

09/10/2017 IARC Monographs Volume 120: Benzene
10-17 October 2017
Lyon, France
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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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