World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2015

28/07/2015 Worldwide, 400 million people are living with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. These chronic infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of liver cirrhosis and nearly three quarters of cases of primary liver cancer. To mark World Hepatitis Day 2015, Dr Ramou Njie, a specialist in liver diseases and head of both the Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study (GHIS) and the Prevention of Liver Fibrosis and Cancer in Africa (PROLIFICA) project, revisits the long-standing collaborative GHIS programme, which established that the vaccination of newborns against HBV could prevent HBV infection and liver cancer later in life. Read the story

Cancer Incidence in Five Continents Volume XI - Call for Data

22/07/2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) are pleased to announce that the call for data for Cancer Incidence in Five Continents Volume XI (CI5-XI) has now been launched.

The target incidence period for CI5-XI is 2008-2012.

The deadline for data submission is 1 November 2015.
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IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Genetics / Genetic Epidemiology Group

22/07/2015 A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available within the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP) to work on large scale genome wide studies.
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International Agency for Research on Cancer: The First 50 Years, 1965-2015

15/05/2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer: The First 50 Years, 1965-2015

Authors: Rodolfo Saracci and Christopher P. Wild

This book charts the birth of IARC during the 1960s - a period of great optimism for international cooperation and medical science. It goes on to describe the Agency's major achievements over the past five decades in terms of the development of tools for conducting cancer research, the identification of risk factors, and the evaluation of preventive interventions.
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