IARC Monographs Volume 116: Evaluation of drinking coffee, mat, and very hot beverages

15/06/2016 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, mat, and very hot beverages. The detailed assessments will be published as Volume 116 of the IARC Monographs. A summary of the evaluations has now been published in The Lancet Oncology. Also available are a Q&A on the Volume 116 evaluations, a Fact sheet and Debunking the myths.

Loomis D, Guyton KZ, Grosse Y, Lauby-Secretan B, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, et al. Carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, mat, and very hot beverages The Lancet Oncology, Published online 15 June 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30239-X
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Recordings of public lectures on 6 June 2016 now available

13/06/2016 Recordings of the public lectures held at IARC on Monday 6 June 2016 are now available. In parallel with the IARC 50th anniversary conference, IARC organized the event in association with the Institut National du Cancer (INCa), the Centre de Recherche en Cancrologie de Lyon (CRCL), the Centre Lon-Brard, the Cancrople Lyon Auvergne Rhne-Alpes (CLARA), and the Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL). The theme was Making progress against cancer. The speakers included Christopher P. Wild (Director, IARC), Alain Puisieux (Director, CRCL), Isabelle Romieu (Visiting Scientist, IARC), Thierry Breton (Director-General and interim President, INCa), and Vronique Trillet-Lenoir (President of the Executive Committee, CLARA). Access recordings, Read programme


WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System

11/05/2016 WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System
WHO/IARC Classification of Tumours, 4th Edition Revised, Volume 1
Edited by Louis DN, Ohgaki H, Wiestler OD, Cavenee WK, Ellison DW, Figarella-Branger D, Perry A, Reifenberger G, von Deimling A

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System is the Revised 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours.
Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors. The book, prepared by 122 authors from 19 countries, contains more than 800 colour images and tables, and more than 2800 references.
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