IARC Meetings Emerging Issues in Oncogenic Virus Research

14/08/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the 5th Workshop on Emerging Issues in Oncogenic Virus Research, to be held in San Pietro in Bevagna, Manduria, Italy, from 30 May to 3 June 2018. Like the most recent meeting, in 2016, the workshop will focus on novel oncogenic viruses but will also include new insights on well-established oncogenic viruses. The meeting website provides further details, including the preliminary scientific programme and practical information about travel and accommodation. Meeting registration is open now, and will close on 15 April 2018.
Participants are also invited to submit abstracts, starting 1 January 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 April 2018.
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Ren Lambert (23 July 1930 5 August 2017)

13/08/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is saddened by the passing of Professor Ren Lambert, a long-time IARC collaborator, who died on Saturday 5 August 2017. He was 87. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family.
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The science of precision prevention of cancer

31/07/2017 Precision medicine has been defined as a revolutionary approach for disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology. In a Comment published in The Lancet Oncology, Dr Paolo Vineis of Imperial College London and Dr Christopher P. Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), raise some key considerations relating to the development of a science of precision prevention of cancer.

Vineis P, Wild CP
The science of precision prevention of cancer
Lancet Oncol, 18(8):9978; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30331-5
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Individual support of IARC research

25/07/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is grateful for the help we receive through individual financial contributions to build and strengthen our research activities. These funds play a valuable role in supporting the Agencys research and training programmes and in working towards the prevention of cancer worldwide.

In order to make it easier for individuals to join us in the fight against cancer, the Agency has revamped its Donations webpage, where visitors can learn more about supporting IARC research.

Ultimately, together we can understand cancer better and ensure that it is prevented, detected, and treated as early and as effectively as possible.

Let′s prevent cancer, together.
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WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs

28/06/2017 The WHO Classification of Tumours of Endocrine Organs is the tenth volume in the 4th Edition 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 evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome.

The book, prepared by 166 authors from 25 countries, contains more than 700 colour images and tables, and more than 3100 references.
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Cancer Today


Cancer Today is part of the Global Cancer Observatory website.