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IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships - Call for applications now open!

20/09/2018 – For more than 50 years, the IARC Fellowship Programme has trained 626 rigorously selected early career scientists from over 82 countries. Since 2005, IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships have been uniquely tenable at the Agency. For this call, only early career scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are invited to apply.

Deadline for submission of applications: 30 November 2018

IARC marks 25th anniversary of EPIC study

17/09/2018 – About 100 researchers from around the world are gathering at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. Designed to investigate the relationships of diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors with the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases, EPIC is one of the largest cohort studies in the world, with more than half a million participants recruited across 10 European countries. To mark the anniversary, IARC is holding a scientific workshop with presentations highlighting results and ongoing projects of EPIC. Topics being discussed include diet, obesity and cancer, biomarkers for early detection, socioeconomic factors and mortality, and air pollution.

Latest global cancer data: Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

12/09/2018 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today released the latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, accessible online as part of the IARC Global Cancer Observatory (GCO), provides estimates of incidence and mortality in 185 countries for 36 types of cancer and for all cancer sites combined. The updated GCO includes nine new cancer sites and several new features, such as predictions until 2040, high-definition graphics that are downloadable in various formats, and two-page fact sheets on populations and major cancer sites.

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Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries

12/09/2018 – A new article by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and partners highlights the large geographical diversity in cancer occurrence and the variations in the magnitude and profile of the disease between and within world regions. The analysis, published today in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, is based on the latest estimates of the global burden of cancer in 2018 and is published in conjunction with the IARC Global Cancer Observatory.

Bray F, Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Siegel RL, Torre LA, Jemal A
Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries
CA Cancer J Clin, Published online 12 September 2018;

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