IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Cancer Surveillance

17/07/2014 A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available within the Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) to work on project which is a critical response in support of policies that combat the rising cancer burden projected over the next decades, notably in lower resource settings and among the elderly worldwide.
Deadline: 15 September 2014
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IARC Monographs Volume 110: evaluation of five chemicals

11/07/2014 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently assessed the carcinogenicity of five chemicals: perfluoro-octanoic acid, tetrafluoroethylene, dichloromethane, 1,2-dichloropropane, and 1,3-propane sultone.

A Working Group composed of 20 international experts reviewed the available published scientific evidence and classified 1,2-dichloropropane as Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans). The experts concluded that there is now sufficient evidence that exposure to 1,2-dichloropropane causes cancer, based on studies investigating biliary tract cancers in exposed workers in the offset colour proof-printing section of a small printing company in Japan.
Tetrafluoroethylene, dichloromethane and 1,3-propane sultone were all upgraded from Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 2A (probably carcinogenic to humans). The experts also classified perfluoro-octanoic acid as Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans).

A summary of the evaluations has now been published in The Lancet Oncology.
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IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology Group

26/06/2014 A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available within the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP) to work on large cohort study concerning lifestyle risk factors and both cancer specific and all cause mortality. Read more, Visit GEP web pages


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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