IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Body Fatness

25/08/2016 A Working Group of 21 independent international experts met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on 512 April 2016 to assess the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. A summary of the evaluations has now been published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The detailed assessments will be published as Volume 16 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. Also available is a Q&A on the Handbooks Volume 16 evaluations.

Body fatness and cancer viewpoint of the IARC Working Group
Lauby-Secretan B, Scoccianti C, Loomis D, Grosse Y, Bianchini F, Straif K.
N Engl J Med. Published Online 25 August 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsr1606602
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European Code Against Cancer website now available in all EU languages

24/08/2016 The 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer is now available in all European Union languages. The Code provides 12 ways that individuals can reduce their risk of developing cancer, and is a joint project between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the European Commission. The website includes Questions and Answers that provide additional information about the Codes recommendations and the different types of cancer they help to prevent. Visit website

Preventable fractions of cervical cancer via effective screening in the Baltic and eastern European region

23/08/2016 A new study, led by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published in The Lancet Oncology, shows that effective screening programmes could prevent an epidemic of cervical cancer in several Baltic and eastern European countries. With the immediate launch of effective screening programmes, an estimated 180 000 new cases of cervical cancer could be prevented from 2017 to 2040 in six Baltic and eastern European countries.

Preventable fractions of cervical cancer via effective screening in six Baltic, central, and eastern European countries 201740: a population-based study
Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Zaridze D, Poljak M, Veerus P, Plummer M, Bray F.
Lancet Oncol. Published Online 22 August 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30275-3
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Inauguration of IARC Regional Hub in Buenos Aires, Argentina

22/08/2016 In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Argentina, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) inaugurated the Instituto Nacional del Cncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as an IARC Regional Hub Coordinating Centre on 19 August 2016, as part of the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR). Read more, View gallery


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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