IARC News

Launch of BCNet website

23/09/2014 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Biobank and Cohort Building Network (BCNet). The BCNet initiative provides an opportunity for LMICs to work together in a coordinated and effective manner to jointly address the many challenges in biobanking infrastructure. The establishment of BCNet is supported by several international organizations and biobanking societies, including the National Cancer Institute - Center for Global Health (NCI-CGH), ISBER, ESBB, BBMRI-ERIC, and AORTIC, which participate in the BCNet Advisory Committee, and funding support is provided by NCI-CGH. The new website will facilitate the sharing of resources (expertise, guidelines, protocols, and standard operating procedures) between BCNet members and partners, encourage the development of joint projects, and foster collaboration. Visit the BCNet website

Planning and developing population-based cancer registration in low- and middle-income settings (as an e-Book)

09/09/2014 Guidelines for establishing cancer registries, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), are now available free in EPUB format. IARC Technical Publication No. 43, entitled "Planning and developing population-based cancer registration in low- and middle-income settings", provides essential guidance on the key steps in planning a registry, including accessing sources of information, monitoring the quality of the data, and reporting results. IARC introduced e-books in 2013 as a new medium for the wider dissemination of the Agency's research. This publication is also available in print and PDF formats.

IARC Technical Publication No. 43
Planning and developing population-based cancer registration in low- and middle-income settings
Freddie Bray, Ariana Znaor, Patricia Cueva, Anne Korir, Rajaraman Swaminathan, Andreas Ullrich, Susan A. Wang, and Donald Maxwell Parkin (2014).
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IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Molecular Pathology

05/09/2014 A postdoctoral opportunity is available in the Section of Molecular Pathology for a candidate with an MD or PhD degree in genetics/molecular pathology who has good experience in genomic analyses of neoplasms, as well as a good publication record. Current projects include next generation sequencing to elucidate genetic pathways and intratumoral genetic heterogeneity of brain tumours. Read more

Publications

Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

26/05/2014 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.
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GLOBOCAN
2012

ESTIMATED CANCER
INCIDENCE,
MORTALITY AND PREVALENCE
WORLDWIDE IN 2012

GLOBOCAN 2012 is part of the CANCER Mondial website.

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