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2017 IARC Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology Call for applications now open

30/11/2016 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the 2017 IARC Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology, to be held at IARC in Lyon on 19 June7 July 2017. Three modules will be offered: "Cancer Survival Methods for Cancer Registries", "Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early Detection", and "Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology". The deadline for applications is 20 January 2017. More information, Online application form

IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis/Epigenetics Group

24/11/2016 A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available within the Epigenetics Group to apply state-of-the-art molecular/cell biology and new functional genomic tools for mechanistic studies focusing on functionally important epigenetic driver genes (epidrivers) and associated molecular pathways.

Deadline: 31 January 2017
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In utero exposure to radiation and haematological malignancies: pooled analysis of Southern Urals cohort

22/11/2016 The results of a study led by researchers from the IARC Section of Environment and Radiation analysing in utero exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation in the Southern Urals, Russian Federation, and its link to the lifetime risk of haematological malignancies have been published in the British Journal of Cancer. The study is based on cohorts in the Southern Urals of people exposed in utero to ionizing radiation, because their mothers either worked at a large nuclear facility or lived in areas along the Techa River contaminated by nuclear accidents and nuclear waste dumping.

Schz J, Deltour I, Krestinina LY, Tsareva YV, Tolstykh EI, Sokolnikov ME, Akleyev AV
In utero exposure to radiation and haematological malignancies: pooled analysis of Southern Urals cohort
Br J Cancer, Published online 17 November 2016;
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2016.373
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Publications

IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening

01/07/2016 IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention Volume 15
Breast Cancer Screening

A Working Group of 29 independent experts from 16 countries, convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in November 2014, reviewed the scientific evidence and assessed the cancer-preventive and adverse effects of various methods of screening for breast cancer. This publication provides an important update of the landmark 2002 IARC Handbook on Breast Cancer Screening, in light of recent improvements in treatment outcomes for late-stage breast cancer and recent data on the effectiveness of organized screening programmes. The Working Group also considered non-mammographic imaging techniques, clinical breast examination, and breast self-examination.
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