28/08/2014 The IARC Monographs Programme is pleased to announce the launch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention website. The IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention provide evaluations of various approaches to primary and secondary cancer prevention. Previous volumes have evaluated the cancer-preventive activity of chemopreventive agents, the effectiveness of screening, and the effectiveness of tobacco control. The new website provides a comprehensive overview of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention series, with free access to PDFs of published volumes and lists of evaluations for all agents and activities evaluated so far, as well as updated Working Procedures and Guidelines for Observers for future volumes, and information about upcoming meetings. Visit the Handbooks website
25/08/2014 A new report from a Working Group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, and the United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) shows how the evaluation and licensing of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines could be significantly accelerated. IARC Press Release 226, IARC Working Group Report 7
In collaboration with the South African and Namibian national cancer registries, researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have conducted the largest scale study to date to examine subtypes of breast cancer in Africa, defined by estrogen, progesterone and, uniquely, human epidermal growth factor-2 receptor status. The study included more than 12 000 histologically confirmed breast cancer patients and benefited from multiracial populations as well as routine at-diagnosis receptor determination. The results of the study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, have important implications for research, early detection and treatment priorities for the growing burden of breast cancer in this region.
C. Dickens, R. Duarte, A. Zietsman, H. Cubasch, P. Kellett, J. Schüz, D. Kielkowski, V. McCormack.
Racial comparison of receptor-defined breast cancer in Southern African women: subtype prevalence and age-incidence analysis of nationwide cancer registry data.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (2014); doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0603, Published online 20 August 2014. Read article
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. Download now