Launch of the SURVPOOL website

22/10/2018 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has launched a new website for the SURVPOOL project, which links more than 20 cohort studies from 18 countries to study how lifetime exposure to modifiable risk factors, such as obesity, affects cancer survival. The project will expand the evaluation of known cancer risk factors beyond considerations of causes of cancer into prognosis after cancer diagnosis.

SURVPOOL is one of three international landmark projects brought together by the International Cancer Survival Benchmarking website: SURVMARK-2, SURVCAN-3, and SURVPOOL, in order to move towards better outcomes for all after a cancer diagnosis.
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IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section/Group: Section of Early Detection and Prevention/Prevention and Implementation Group

16/10/2018 A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available for an epidemiologist/medical statistician at the Prevention and Implementation (PRI) Group. The current postdoctoral position involves implementing a multicentric study of health systems and patients barriers to early diagnosis of common cancers in LMICs.
Deadline: 16 November 2018
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IARC and AFCRN improve cancer surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa

15/10/2018 The African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN), which held its Annual Review Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, on 8–10 October 2018, has welcomed two new members covering catchment populations in Ekiti (Nigeria) and Eswatini, bringing the total membership to 31 registries in 23 countries. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as part of its Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), has partnered with AFCRN since 2012 to develop a network Regional Hub for cancer registration in sub-Saharan Africa. With the addition of these two new members, AFCRN and GICR continue to increase the number of high-quality cancer registries in sub-Saharan Africa. To support the Network’s priorities, seminars on the role of infections in cancer and a course on data analysis were offered in conjunction with the Annual Review Meeting. Visit the GICR website, View picture

HPV vaccines and fighting cervical cancer in India

15/10/2018 In India, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is conducting research to better understand the causes of cancer and to evaluate the most appropriate prevention strategies, diagnostic tools, and treatments to control the disease. In Pune district in Maharashtra, IARC is working closely with national institutions to evaluate the efficacy of fewer than three doses of HPV vaccine in protecting women against cervical cancer. IARC marks the International Day of Rural Women with a short video showcasing one of these research projects under way in rural India. Watch video


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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Cancer Today


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