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IARC scientist receives award for major contribution to the fight against cancer

21/11/2014 Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor on Cancer Control and Head of the Early Detection and Prevention Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today received the 2014 Lalla Salma Foundation International Award. Read more

Circulating biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism in relation to renal cell carcinoma incidence and survival

07/11/2014 A new study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) highlights that Europeans with high blood levels of vitamin B6 have a reduced risk of developing renal cell carcinoma, as well as improved survival after diagnosis. The study, conducted as part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), was published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Circulating biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism in relation to renal cell carcinoma incidence and survival
M. Johansson, A. Fanidi, D.C. Muller, et al.
J Natl Cancer Inst 106(12):dju327 doi:10.1093/jnci/dju327 Published online 7 November 2014
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IARC Monographs Volume 111: evaluation of of fluoro-edenite, silicon carbide fibres and whiskers, and carbon nanotubes

31/10/2014 An International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Group of international experts reviewed the available published scientific evidence and evaluated the carcinogenicity of fluoro-edenite, silicon carbide fibres and whiskers, and carbon nanotubes, including single-walled and multi-walled types. These assessments will be published as Volume 111 of the IARC Monographs.

A summary of the evaluations has now been published in The Lancet Oncology.
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Publications

Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

26/05/2014 Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Authors: F. Bray, A. Znaor, P. Cueva, A. Korir, R. Swaminathan, A. Ullrich, S.A. Wang, and D.M. Parkin

This guidance document provides an overview of the key concepts in cancer registration, covering the steps involved in planning a registry, the sources of information a registry will need to access, methods for ensuring data quality, and how registry results should be reported. It will be of value to those who are seeking to establish a registry or are in the early stages of developing a registry. It covers the major components that need to be thought about when setting up a registry and ensuring that it provides the necessary information for its main stakeholders -especially those involved in cancer control planning.
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GLOBOCAN
2012

ESTIMATED CANCER
INCIDENCE,
MORTALITY AND PREVALENCE
WORLDWIDE IN 2012

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