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IARC Research Featured at UICC World Cancer Congress 2016

31/10/2016 -

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will feature some of its key research results at the World Cancer Congress in Paris this week. IARC scientists will participate in debates, workshops, symposia, and discussion panels on a wide variety of topics related to cancer prevention. A selection of presentations by IARC scientists is highlighted here.

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IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Body Fatness

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has updated its evaluation of the link between obesity and cancer. Volume 16 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention takes into account the latest data and evaluates the weight of the evidence that absence of excess body fatness can reduce the risk of cancer. Dr Béatrice Lauby-Secretan, who leads the IARC Handbooks series, explains what the evaluation is about.


   Dr Béatrice Lauby-Secretan, Section of IARC Monographs, IARC




Bridging the divide between low- and middle-income countries and high-income countries for women with breast and cervical cancer

A new study to be published in The Lancet analyses the divide between low- and middle-income countries and high-income countries for women with breast and cervical cancer. Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor on Cancer Control to the Director of IARC and Head of the Screening Group in the IARC Section of Early Detection and Prevention, is the senior author of the article. Dr Sankar explains what the high-priority interventions are to bring down cervical cancer incidence and mortality so that the divide is quickly addressed.

Denny L, de Sanjose S, Mutebi M, Anderson BO, Kim J, Jeronimo J, Herrero R, Yeates K, Ginsburg O, Sankaranarayanan R
Interventions to close the divide for women with breast and cervical cancer between low-income and middle-income countries and high-income countries
This is the second in a series of three Lancet papers about health, equity, and women's cancers.

Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor (CCO) and Group Head, Screening Group, IARC



Screening for cancer

In a session entitled "Stemming the tide: Innovations in prevention and screening", Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor on Cancer Control to the Director of IARC and Head of the Screening Group in the IARC Section of Early Detection and Prevention, gives a summary of clinical trials of cancer screening in less developed regions and presents some lessons learned.

Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor (CCO) and Group Head, Screening Group, IARC



Integrating medicines and technologies

Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor on Cancer Control to the Director of IARC and Head of the Screening Group in the IARC Section of Early Detection and Prevention, looks at high-quality cancer treatment and diagnosis for all, in the context of universal health coverage, integrating medicines, technologies, the health workforce, and health care systems.

Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor (CCO) and Group Head, Screening Group, IARC



Setting priorities for cancer prevention programmes

Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram, a scientist in the IARC Section of Cancer Surveillance, chairs a session on innovations in prevention and screening entitled "Stemming the cancer tide: setting priorities for national, regional, and global prevention programmes". In this video, Dr Soerjomataram presents the main topics of the discussion.

Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram, Scientist, Section of Cancer Surveillance, IARC



Global burden of cancer associated with alcohol consumption

At the World Cancer Congress, Dr Kevin Shield, a postdoctoral fellow in the IARC Section of Cancer Surveillance, presents key figures and analysis on the global burden of cancer associated with alcohol consumption.

Dr Kevin Shield, Postdoc, Section of Cancer Surveillance, IARC