IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Environment and Radiation

17/11/2015 A postdoctoral opportunity is available within the Section starting from 1 January 2016 to work on a pooling of data from 6 case-control studies aiming at investigating the role of genetic factors in combination with lifestyle and environmental exposures (radiation) in the aetiology of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Read more, Visit ENV website

Genomics of cancer and a new era for cancer prevention

10/11/2015 New genomics techniques can be used to reduce the overall burden of cancer by preventing new cases from occurring and also by detecting cancers earlier. An article by scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) identifies key areas where genomics can make important inroads into prevention, including the identification of new causes through the detection of mutation signatures, as well as early detection.

Brennan P, Wild C.
Genomics of cancer and a new era for cancer prevention
PLoS Genetics, Published online 5 November 2015;
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Q&A on Monographs Volume 114 evaluations

04/11/2015 The IARC Monographs Q&A on the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat is available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, and Chinese. Read Q&A on Volume 114 evaluations

IARC launches the 50 for 50 initiative to empower future cancer research leaders

03/11/2015 In line with its mission of training cancer researchers, IARC is launching the "50 for 50" initiative. The goal of the initiative is to identify 50 future leaders in cancer research from low- and middle-income countries, one for each year of IARC's existence. Selected applicants will be invited to spend a week in Lyon, 610 June 2016, participating in a specialized leadership workshop and attending the conference on Global Cancer: Occurrence, Causes, and Avenues to Prevention. Registration fees, travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered. Read more


International Agency for Research on Cancer: The First 50 Years, 1965-2015

15/05/2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer: The First 50 Years, 1965-2015

Authors: Rodolfo Saracci and Christopher P. Wild

This book charts the birth of IARC during the 1960s - a period of great optimism for international cooperation and medical science. It goes on to describe the Agency's major achievements over the past five decades in terms of the development of tools for conducting cancer research, the identification of risk factors, and the evaluation of preventive interventions.
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