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IARC Monographs Meetings - Volume 123: Some Nitrobenzenes and Other Industrial Chemicals

23/10/2017 We are pleased to announce that Meeting 123: "Some Nitrobenzenes and Other Industrial Chemicals" will be held on 916 October 2018.
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International patterns and trends in endometrial cancer incidence

20/10/2017 A new study by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the American Cancer Society found that endometrial cancer incidence rates increased over time and in successive generations in several countries, especially in countries with rapid socioeconomic transitions. The highest rates were in North America and eastern and northern Europe, and the lowest rates were in middle-income countries. The ongoing obesity epidemic is a major risk factor for the disease, and analyses of the global patterns and trends of uterine cancer rates are critical to better understand and control the disease.

Lortet-Tieulent J, Ferlay J, Bray F, Jemal A
International patterns and trends in endometrial cancer incidence, 19782013
JNCI, Published online 17 October 2017; http://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djx214
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Launch of website for Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents (TM-NUC) project

18/10/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of the website of the Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents (TM-NUC) project. The TM-NUC project brings together 16 experts from 11 different countries and from a variety of fields, including cancer screening, radiation epidemiology, radiation dosimetry, pathology, oncology, endocrinology, and surgery, in order to develop principles for thyroid monitoring in populations possibly affected by radiation exposure due to nuclear accidents. The resulting principles will help guide policy-makers and health professionals in planning thyroid monitoring in case of nuclear accidents. Visit the TM-NUC website

Local and global pressures for change

18/10/2017 Dr Christopher P. Wild, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), speaks with ecancer at the RSM meeting on cancer control about the health burden of ageing and shifting populations around the globe, especially in low- and middle-income countries in which changing lifestyles are leading to increased cancer incidence. Watch video

Publications

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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