The IARC Monographs Programme is proud to announce the relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. The IARC Handbooks programme was launched in 1995 to complement the IARC Monographs by providing evaluations of approaches to cancer prevention. The first 14 volumes evaluated the cancer-preventive activity of chemopreventive agents and of preventive actions, the effectiveness of screening, and the effectiveness of tobacco control.
Volume 15 will evaluate Breast Cancer Screening. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, in both developed and developing countries, and the potential role of primary prevention is limited because most risk factors for breast cancer are directly linked with endogenous hormone levels and reproductive choices. Therefore, secondary prevention encompassing all forms of screening for breast cancer is a priority. In 2002, an IARC Working Group developed IARC Handbook Volume 7 on Breast Cancer Screening. Today, an up-to-date, objective, and independent evaluation of the benefits and harms of all modalities of screening in different age groups and different settings is urgently needed.
IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Vol. 15: Breast Cancer Screening (11-18 November 2014)
Call for Data (closing date 15 October 2014)
Call for Experts (closing date 11 March 2014)
Request for Observer Status (closing date 11 July 2014)
WHO Declaration of Interests for this volume
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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to welcome 21 students and faculty from the Global Health Research Center of Inje University, Republic of Korea.
The students will meet with Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC, and Dr Eduardo Seleiro, who will provide an overview of the Agency′s research activities and present the latest cancer trends.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the Republic of Korea, which has been an IARC Participating State since 2006. Seven postdoctoral researchers from the country have been trained at the Agency so far.
The Agency also has a number of partnerships with the Republic of Korea and is currently setting up a large study on gastric cancer prevention integrated into the national gastric cancer screening programme.
In early March, Dr Wild will visit the Republic of Korea to attend the 5th meeting of the Asian National Cancer Centres Alliance (ANCCA).
More information about the meeting
IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Nutrition and Metabolism /Nutritional Epidemiology Group
Call for applications for a postdoctoral opportunity within the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism / Nutritional Epidemiology Group.
A postdoctoral opportunity (biostatistician/epidemiologist) is available from April 2014 within the Group to work on the identification of dietary and lifestyle determinants in the occurrence of multi-morbidity, here defined as the occurrence of more than one non-communicable disease (cancer, cardio-vascular disease or diabetes).
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Global battle against cancer won’t be won with treatment alone. Effective prevention measures urgently needed to prevent cancer crisis
03/02/2014 Read more
Improving Public Health Through Mycotoxin Control
IARC Scientific Publication, No 158
Edited by JI Pitt, CP Wild, RA Baan, WCA Gelderblom, JD Miller, RT Riley and F Wu.
This book aims to sensitize the international community to the mycotoxin problem in a format that is accessible to a wide audience and is useful to decision-makers across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including agriculture, public health, marketing, and economics. Order at WHOPress