Visit of the Health Ministers’ Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States and the Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention
01/04/2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to welcome a high-level delegation from the Health Ministers’ Council for Gulf Cooperation Council States and the Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention. Representatives from the seven countries that compose the Health Ministers’ Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen) will meet with IARC scientists to discuss opportunities for regional research collaborations in areas of common interest. This will be followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the three organizations, which aims to stimulate academic interchanges and foster high-quality collaborative research on cancer prevention and control in the region. See Photo Gallery
Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume X (CI5-X) is now available in PDF format. The series, which compiles the latest global cancer incidence rates by cancer site and geographical distribution, is a collaboration between the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR).
The data published in all 10 volumes of CI5 are also available on the CI5 website, along with tools for online data analysis to help users explore cancer incidence trends.
IARC Scientific Publication No. 164
Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume X
Edited by D. Forman, F. Bray, D.H. Brewster, C. Gombe Mbalawa, B. Kohler, M. Piñeros, E. Steliarova-Foucher, R. Swaminathan and J. Ferlay (2014)
Download the PDF, Visit the CI5 website
23/03/2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the Monographs on Pioglitazone and rosiglitazone and on Digoxin are now available online. The first five Monographs of Volume 108 were published previously: on Aloe vera, Goldenseal, Ginkgo biloba, Kava, and Pulegone. The remaining six Monographs will be published subsequently. Visit the Volume 108 webpage
Most types of cancer not due to “bad luck” – IARC responds to scientific article claiming that environmental and lifestyle factors account for less than one third of cancers
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Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings
Authors: F. Bray, A. Znaor, P. Cueva, A. Korir, R. Swaminathan, A. Ullrich, S.A. Wang, and D.M. Parkin
This guidance document provides an overview of the key concepts in cancer registration, covering the steps involved in planning a registry, the sources of information a registry will need to access, methods for ensuring data quality, and how registry results should be reported. It will be of value to those who are seeking to establish a registry or are in the early stages of developing a registry. It covers the major components that need to be thought about when setting up a registry and ensuring that it provides the necessary information for its main stakeholders -especially those involved in cancer control planning. Download now
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