IARC News

International Pathology Day 2017 – Take the WHO Blue Books readers' survey

15/11/2017 New technologies are transforming the field of pathology more rapidly than ever, and it has become increasingly clear that our understanding of cancer at the molecular level is an integral part of clinical diagnosis and prognosis. The WHO Classification of Tumours series (also called the WHO Blue Books), produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), provides the international standard for oncologists and pathologists against which cancers and benign tumours are diagnosed.

To mark International Pathology Day, IARC invites all pathologists, oncologists, and practitioners using the WHO Blue Books to provide their feedback on these authoritative reference books.
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IARC Internal Seminar: Preparing for future Ebola outbreaks: Candidate Ebola vaccines delivered using a ring vaccination strategy

09/11/2017 Title: Preparing for future Ebola outbreaks: Candidate Ebola vaccines delivered using a ring vaccination strategy
Speaker: Dr Ana María Henao Restrepo, Medical Officer, Department of Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals (WHO), Geneva
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IARC signs new agreement with the National Cancer Center of China

03/11/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the National Cancer Center of China (NCC) have signed a new agreement to renew and expand their collaboration on cancer prevention and control. Read more

Vacancy Announcement for Director, IARC

31/10/2017

Applications from highly qualified persons are invited for the post of Director, IARC. The appointment of the Director will be made in May 2018 for a term of five years beginning on 1 January 2019. The selected candidate may be eligible for one further five-year term.
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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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