As every year on 4 February, World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in promoting ways to reduce the global burden of cancer. The theme of World Cancer Day 2015 is “Not Beyond Us”.
The 2015 edition of World Cancer Day focuses on 4 main themes: Choosing healthy lives, Delivering early detection, Achieving treatment for all and Maximising quality of life. See links to WHO, UICC
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
13/01/2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization's specialized cancer agency, strongly disagrees with the conclusion of a scientific report on the causes of human cancer published in the journal Science on 2 January 2015 by Dr Cristian Tomasetti and Dr Bert Vogelstein. IARC Press Release 231
In a Commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, IARC Director Dr Christopher Wild highlights how the latest knowledge on the underlying molecular pathways leading to cancer also offers remarkable fresh opportunities for cancer prevention, by applying the advances in understanding to population-based studies. The conclusions come from an international workshop held at IARC, supported by the European Commission-funded EurocanPlatform project, which brings together 28 European cancer institutions and organizations to help advance cancer research and treatment. The Commentary is accompanied by an Editorial in the same issue, written by Dr Robert Hoover and Dr Stephen Chanock from the United States National Cancer Institute.
Translational cancer research: balancing prevention and treatment to combat cancer globally
Christopher P. Wild, John R. Bucher, Bas W. D. de Jong, Joakim Dillner, Christina von Gertten, John D. Groopman, et al.
J Natl Cancer Inst, 2015, 107(1):dju353
Opportunities–and hard work–ahead
Robert N. Hoover, Stephen J. Chanock
J Natl Cancer Inst, 2015, 107(1):dju398
doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju398 Read Commentary, Read Editorial
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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