IARC Handbooks meeting: Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures (1113 February 2019)

24/05/2018 In 2019, IARC will amend the Working Procedures of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. The Working Procedures describe the principles and procedures used in developing IARC Handbooks, including the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. The objective is to convene an international group of experts to reflect on the scientific developments and procedural changes that have occurred in the fields of primary and secondary prevention, and to establish strong guidance for future IARC Handbooks. More information

IARC Governing Council elects new IARC Director

17/05/2018 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Governing Council, today elected Dr Elisabete Weiderpass as the new Director of the Agency. Dr Weiderpass will take office on 1 January 2019. IARC Directors are elected for a five-year term and are eligible for one further five-year term. Read IARC Press Release 260, View photos

New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking

17/05/2018 A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity.

Carreras-Torres R, Johansson M, Haycock PC, Relton CL, Smith GD, Brennan P, et al.
Role of obesity in smoking behaviour: Mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank
BMJ. Published online 16 May 2018; https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1767
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The Islamic Republic of Iran joins the International Agency for Research on Cancer

16/05/2018 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to welcome the Islamic Republic of Iran as a new Participating State. The Islamic Republic of Iran today becomes the 26th country to join the Agency, sealing a long-standing relationship of collaboration between IARC and Iranian scientists. Read IARC Press Release 258, View photos


WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

07/09/2017 The WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues is a Revised 4th Edition Volume of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.

This classification, prepared by 132 authors from 23 countries, contains about 1300 colour images and tables, and more than 4500 references.
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