Media Centre - IARC NEWS

2010

A Tribute to Dr Johannes Clemmesen, Founder of the Danish Cancer Registry, by Dr H. Storm
22/12/2010 -
Dr Johannes Clemmesen, a pioneer in cancer research and founder of Danish cancer epidemiology, died at age 102. Dr Hans Storm, former Director of the Danish Cancer Registry -which had been established by Dr Clemmesen back in 1942, pays tribute to his illustrious predecessor.
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IARC launches the SYNERGY website
16/12/2010 -
IARC is pleased to launch the SYNERGY website. This website will keep scientists and the public informed about SYNERGY — a pooling project of case–control studies in Europe and North America to study joint effects of occupational lung carcinogens and smoking. The SYNERGY project is funded by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), and is coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the DGUV, Institute of the Ruhr-University Bochum (IPA), and the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University (IRAS). The SYNERGY project includes data on lifetime occupational and smoking history for more than 13 000 cases and 16 000 controls. A quantitative data driven job–exposure matrix (SYNJEM) based on job title, industry, region and time period will be available in early 2011. Each subject in the SYNERGY population, for each working year, will be assigned a specific exposure level for PAH, asbestos, crystalline silica, chromium and nickel. Several additional research proposals using the SYNERGY data are underway in the participating research groups.

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The dimensions of the CRC problem
16/12/2010 -
L von Karsa, TA Lignini, J Patnick, R Lambert and C. Sauvaget
The dimensions of the CRC problem
Best Pract.Res.Clin Gastroenterol., vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 381-396

Colorectal cancer is a significant health problem, the importance of which will increase substantially in the coming years, both in more, as well as in less developed regions of the world. This article published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology in a monographic special issue devoted entirely to Colorectal Cancer Screening describes the dimensions of the problem from an epidemiologic viewpoint as well as from the perspective of policy makers and professionals seeking to control the disease. Currently, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide, with 1.2 million estimated cases and 609 000 estimated deaths in 2008. Based on demographic trends, the annual incidence is expected to increase by nearly 80% to 2.2 million cases over the next two decades and most of this increase will occur in the less developed regions of the world (62%). These regions are ill equipped to deal with the rapidly increasing demand for cancer treatment resulting from population growth and higher life expectancy. Concerted efforts to control colorectal cancer are therefore of great importance worldwide. They will require allocation of additional resources and should be based on an appropriate balance between prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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IARC Monographs - Next Meeting - Volume 103
07/12/2010 -
The IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans are scientific reviews of potential carcinogenic exposures and include chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical and biological agents, and lifestyle factors. National health agencies can use this information as scientific evidence in support of public health or regulatory actions to prevent exposure to potential carcinogens.

The meeting for Volume 103: Bitumen and bitumen fumes, and some heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons will take place 11-18 October 2011.
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Genome-wide association study of renal cell carcinoma identifies two susceptibility loci on 2p21 and 11q13.3
06/12/2010 -
Genome-wide association study of renal cell carcinoma identifies two susceptibility loci on 2p21 and 11q13.3
MP Purdue, M Johansson, D Zelenika, JR. Toro, G Scelo, et al.
Nature Genetics 2010, Published online 05/12/2010, DOI doi:10.1038/ng.723

Two genetic loci are associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a new report published online this week in Nature Genetics in a study led by IARC scientists in collaboration with colleagues from over 50 different centres. These are the first common genetic variants associated with this type of cancer.
Approximately 200,000 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year, with renal cell carcinoma accounting for 90% of all kidney cancer cases. High blood pressure, obesity and smoking are all risk factors for kidney cancer. The study involved 5,970 individuals with renal cell carcinoma and a similar group of controls.

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Quality assurance in pathology in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis - European Recommendations
02/12/2010 -
Quality assurance in pathology in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis - European Recommendations, Virchows Arch.
P Quirke, M Risio, R Lambert, L von Karsa and M Vieth

Annex to Quirke et al. Quality assurance in pathology in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis: annotations of colorectal lesions, Virchows Arch.
M Vieth, P Quirke, R Lambert, L von Karsa, M Risio

Prior to the imminent publication of the new European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis, the chapter on quality assurance in pathology and its annex on the annotation of colorectal lesions have been reviewed and published online by Virchows Archiv in order to make the principles and standards recommended in the new EU guidelines known to a wider scientific community. The Guidelines were developed in an international collaborative project that was co-financed by the EU Public Health Programme and coordinated by IARC. The project involved over 90 experts from 32 countries including 22 European countries as well as Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Norway and the United States of America.
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A brief report on IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention, Volume 14, on tobacco control, now available
30/11/2010 -
Effectiveness of tax and price policies in tobacco control
Frank J Chaloupka, Kurt Straif, Maria E Leon
Tob Control Published Online First: 29 November 2010 doi:10.1136/tc.2010.039982
About 20 experts on economics, epidemiology, public policy and tobacco control were asked by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to evaluate the strength of the available evidence on the effects of tax and price policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use: the evidence presented and assessed in IARC Handbook volume 14 documents the effectiveness of tax and price policies in the control of tobacco use and improvement of public health. IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention, Volume 14, should be available by the summer of 2011.

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IARC Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology - 2011
22/11/2010 -
The Course Schedule and Application Forms are available now
Deadline for applications is: 17 January 2011

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Dr Elaine Ron (1943-2010)
22/11/2010 -
Dr Elaine Ron, from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the United States National Cancer Institute, an internationally renowned expert in the health effects of exposure to radiation, and a close friend of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, passed away last Saturday 20 November 2010 from cancer. She had served on the Agency's Scientific Council for four years and was Chairperson of the 44th Session of IARC's Scientific Council in 2008.
Beyond her field of expertise and scientific achievements, she will be remembered as a thorough, rigorous, yet humorous, passionate and dynamic figure of the cancer research community by all who were fortunate enough to work with her. All at IARC will miss her sincerely.
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Performance of high-risk human papillomavirus DNA testing as a primary screen for cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of individual patient data from 17 population-based studies from China
19/11/2010 -
F-H Zhao, M J Lin, F Chen, S-Y Hu, R Zhang, J L Belinson, J W Sellors, S Franceschi, Y-L Qiao, P E Castle on behalf of Cervical Cancer Screening Group in China
The Lancet Oncology, Published online November 12, 2010 DOI:10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70256-4 11

It is still debated whether high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing could be used as a primary screening method for cervical cancer. An international collaboration, led by the Cancer Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and to which IARC took an active part, provided strong support to the accuracy and feasibility of using HPV DNA testing in cervical cancer screening programs in China, as well as in other similar developing countries.

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Globocan 2008 makes the cover page in the International Journal of Cancer!
18/11/2010 -
Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008.

J Ferlay, H-R Shin, F Bray, D Forman, C Mathers and D M Parkin
IJC International Journal of Cancer
Volume 127, Issue 12, pages 2893–2917, 15 December 2010
Article first published online: 17 june 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ijc.25516

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Prostate cancer incidence and mortality trends in 37 European countries: An overview
04/11/2010 -
Dr Bray and colleagues publish today in the European Journal of Cancer a paper describing prostate cancer incidence and mortality trends in Europe.

F. Bray, J. Lortet-Tieulent, J. Ferlay, D. Forman, A. Auvinen
Prostate cancer incidence and mortality trends in 37 European countries: An overview
European Journal of Cancer
Volume 46, Issue 17, Pages 3040-3052, November 2010, doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2010.09.013

Prostate cancer has emerged as the most common cancer in men in Europe, with incidence increasing rapidly in many European countries over the past two decades. In contrast, prostate cancer mortality has been decreasing in higher-resource countries within each region.

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Book News: Epigenetics and Cancer, Part A and B
22/10/2010 -
Epigenetics and Cancer, Part A, 70 and Part B, 71
Zdenko Herceg, Toshikazu Ushijima
Elsevier, Advances in Genetics, Oct . 2010

The field of epigenetics has witnessed a recent explosion in our knowledge on the importance of epigenetic events in the control of both normal cellular processes and abnormal events associated with diseases, moving this field to the forefront of biomedical research.

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IARC Publications - Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Digestive System, 4th Edition
21/10/2010 -
10 years after the previous volume on Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Digestive System, the International Agency for Research on Cancer publishes today this third volume of the 4th Edition of the now classic WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours, the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System.

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The Lancet Oncology - Review: Genetics of lung-cancer susceptibility
15/10/2010 -
Dr Paul Brennan and colleagues publish today in The Lancet Oncology a paper on the Genetics of lung cancer susceptibility.

Brennan P, Hainaut P, Boffetta P.
Genetics of lung cancer susceptibility
The Lancet Oncology, Early Online Publication, 14 October 2010 - doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(10)70126-1

Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer death worldwide. Although reduction of tobacco consumption remains the most appropriate strategy to reduce lung-cancer burden, identification of genes involved in the cause of disease could contribute to further understanding of the underlying mechanisms, and eventually lead to additional prevention strategies and targeted treatments.Common gene variants involved in lung cancer have been recently identified through large, collaborative, genome-wide association studies. These studies identified three separate loci that are associated with lung cancer (5p15, 6p21, and 15q25) and include genes that regulate acetylcholine nicotinic receptors and telomerase production. However, much about genetic risk remains to be discovered, and rarer gene variants, such as those of the CHEK2 gene, likely account for most of the remaining risk. There is also a need for studies that investigate how genetic susceptibility is associated with clinical outcome measures, including treatment response and tumour relapse.

Full Text , IARC Section of Genetics
WCRF International Conference materials now online
27/09/2010 -
WCRF International Conference
Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.
12-13 September 2010

Selected soundbites from the WCRF's International Conference 'Nutrition, Physical Activity & Cancer Prevention: Current Challenges, New Horizons' now available.

See comments from speakers and delegates , Visit the conference website
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology - The dimensions of the CRC problem
15/09/2010 -
Karsa L. v., Lignini T. A., Patnick J., Lambert R., Sauvaget C.
The dimensions of the CRC problem.
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology, Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 381-396 (August 2010). doi:10.1016/j.bpg.2010.06.004

Currently, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide, with 1.2 million estimated cases and 608 000 estimated deaths in 2008. Colorectal cancer is a significant health problem, the importance of which will increase substantially in the coming years, both in more, as well as in less developed regions of the world. The present paper describes the dimensions of the problem from an epidemiologic viewpoint as well as from the perspective of policy makers and professionals seeking to control the disease.

Concerted efforts to control colorectal cancer are therefore of great importance worldwide. They will require allocation of additional resources and should be based on an appropriate balance between prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

As recommended by the World Health Organization, these efforts should not be conducted in isolation, but integrated into an overall framework of comprehensive cancer control.

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The New York Times - Portugal, on the Medical Map
08/09/2010 -
Thanks to €500 million inherited from its richest man, Portugal will unveil a medical research center next month that could put it at the forefront of advances against cancer.

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BMJ - Disparities in breast cancer mortality trends between 30 European countries: retrospective trend analysis of WHO mortality database
12/08/2010 -
Autier P, Boniol M, LaVecchia C, Vatten L, Gavin A, Héry C, Heanue M.
Disparities in breast cancer mortality trends between 30 European countries: retrospective trend analysis of WHO mortality database.
BMJ 2010;341:c3620 doi:10.1136/bmj.c3620

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IARC Publications - IARC Monographs , Volume 94
23/07/2010 -
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Volume 94 (2010)
Ingested Nitrate and Nitrite and Cyanobacterial Peptide Toxins

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BBC News - Inside the global asbestos trade
22/07/2010 -
Dr Vincent Cogliano of the Section of IARC Monographs took part in the BBC Discovery programme "Inside the Global Asbestos Trade".

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OEM - Bladder cancer risk in painters: a meta-analysis
21/07/2010 -
Guha N, Steenland NK, Merletti F, Altieri A, Cogliano V, Straif K.
Bladder cancer risk in painters: a meta-analysis
Online First Occup Environ Med 2010; doi 10.1136/oem.2009.051565

A comprehensive meta-analysis corroborates that occupation as a painter is an independent risk factor for bladder cancer, after adjusting for smoking and other occupational exposures. The risk increases with increasing number of years of employment as a painter. This analysis follows from a 2007 IARC Monographs meeting that classified “occupational exposure as a painter” as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) on the basis of increased risks of bladder cancer, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
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Professor Gilbert Lenoir, new French National Cancer League President
21/07/2010 -
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has pleasure in congratulating Professor Gilbert Lenoir on the occasion of his election as President of the French National Cancer League.

Professor Lenoir worked at the Agency from 1974 to 2000, when he became Director of Research at Institut Gustave Roussy.

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IARC Publications - Identification of research needs to resolve the carcinogenicity of high-priority IARC carcinogens
02/07/2010 -
IARC Technical Publication No. 42
"Identification of research needs to resolve the carcinogenicity of high-priority IARC carcinogens" is now available in PDF format.
This publication is a collaboration project between IARC and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).

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JAMA - Serum B Vitamin Levels and Risk of Lung Cancer
25/06/2010 -
Johansson M, Relton C, Ueland P M, Vollset S E, Midttun Øivind et al.
Serum B Vitamin Levels and Risk of Lung Cancer.
JAMA, June 16, 2010 – Volume 303, No. 23, pp. 2377-2385
Full Text, IARC Press Release No. 202
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Postdoctoral Fellowships: New IARC-Australia postdoctoral fellowship
14/06/2010 -
IARC announces a new fellowship: "IARC-Australia postdoctoral fellowship" for training in cancer research, supported by the Cancer Council, Australia.
Call for applications is now open!
Deadline 30 November 2010

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Visiting Scientist Award 2010
11/06/2010 -
The recipient of this year’s highly competitive Visiting Scientist Award is Dr Jia Chen from the Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA.
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IARC Fellowships
11/06/2010 -
Call for applications now open for IARC Fellowships:
  -Postdoctoral Fellowship programme
  -Expertise Transfer Fellowship
  -Visiting Scientist Award
Deadline 30 November 2010

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GLOBOCAN 2008: Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide
01/06/2010 -
The International Agency for Research on Cancer today announces GLOBOCAN 2008, which provides the most accurate assessment of the global cancer burden and shows that in 2008 a majority of the 12.7 million new cases of cancer and the 7.6 million cancer deaths worldwide occurred in developing countries.
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See Related Links: IARC Press Release No. 201
                              GLOBOCAN 2008 Presentation, Geneva 01/06/2010

IARC Monographs - List of Classifications
31/05/2010 -
The list of agents classified by the IARC Monographs has been updated through Volume 100.

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IARC Vacancies - Social Adviser
31/05/2010 -
Vacancy Notice No. SSA/2010/1
Position: Social Adviser
Section/Group: Division of Administration and Finance (DAF)/Human Resources Office (HRO)
Deadline for Applications: 15 June 2010

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WHO Press Conference - Interphone Study
18/05/2010 -
17 May 2010 16:00 - 16:45, WHO Headquarters, Geneva
Interphone study reports on mobile phone use and brain cancer risk
- Dr Christopher Wild, Director, IARC
- Dr Vincent Cogliano, Head, IARC Monographs Program
- Dr Elisabeth Cardis, Centre for Research in Environnement Epidemiology (CREAL)

Listen to the WHO Press Conference [mp3 28Mb]
Resolution on the Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
18/05/2010 -
On the 13th May 2010 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) (see link below) which seeks to halt the increasing trends in premature deaths from NCDs worldwide, with a particular focus on developing countries. This is of great relevance to the cancer prevention mandate of the Agency and we will seek to participate fully in the actions subsequent to this UN resolution.

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Interphone Study Results published
17/05/2010 -
Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case–control study
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;1–20. doi:10.1093/ije/dyq079
The INTERPHONE Study Group

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IARC Day 2010
04/05/2010 -
The traditional IARC Day will take place Wednesday, 12th May 2010 at the IARC headquarters.

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1st International p53 Isoforms Meeting - Registration and Abstract Submission
30/04/2010 -
The website of the 1st International p53 Isoforms Meeting (13-15 September 2010, IARC, Lyon, France) is now open for registration and abstract submission.

This first international meeting will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers involved in research on p53 isoforms and for all those interested in their biological or pathological significance.
Registration and participation in the meeting is free.

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JNCI - 6 April 2010
09/04/2010 -
Paolo Boffetta, Elisabeth Couto, Janine Wichmann, Pietro Ferrari, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, H. Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, et al.
Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
JNCI Advance Access published on April 6, 2010. doi:10.1093/jnci/djq072

The dietary intake of fruits and vegetables on the overall cancer risk was explored in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), a large cohort of nearly 400,000 men and women who developed close to 30,000 cancers all sites combined over nearly 9 years of follow-up. A modest but statistically significant inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and cancer was observed. This protective effect was slightly stronger among smokers and heavier consumers of alcohol.

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PLoS ONE
31/03/2010 -
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Displays Distinct DNA Methylation Signatures with Potential as Clinical Predictors
Hernandez-Vargas H,Lambert M-P,LeCalvez-Kelm F,Gouysse G,McKay-ChopinS,et al.
PLoSONE5(3):e9749.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009749

A wide panel of cancer-related genes was screened for aberrant epigenetic changes (DNA methylation) in liver cancer and premalignant (cirrhotic) liver lesions using Illumina bead array technology and DNA methylation signatures associated with major risk factors and clinical correlates were identified.
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1st International p53 Isoforms Meeting
22/03/2010 -
13-15 September 2010
IARC, Lyon, France
This first international meeting will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for researchers involved in research on p53 isoforms and for all those interested in their biological or pathological significance.
Registration and participation in the meeting is free.

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Emerging Oncogenic Viruses, 2-6 June 2010, San Pietro in Bevagna, Italy
18/03/2010 -
REMINDER
This meeting is a joint IARC/DKFZ initiative, which will focus on discussions and the critical evaluation of epidemiology, immunology and biology of cancer-associated viruses.

Please note that the deadline for registration and abstract submission is 16 April 2010.


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Annals of Oncology
17/03/2010 -
European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Cancer Screening. Second Edition - Summary Document. Ann Oncol 21, (3): 448-458, March 2010.
Arbyn M, Anttila A, Jordan J, Ronco G, Schenck U, Segnan N, Wiener H, Herbert A and von Karsa L.

The first edition of the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Cancer Screening had established the principles of organised population-based screening and stimulated numerous pilot projects. Considerable attention has been devoted in the second multidisciplinary edition (2008), to organised, population-based programme policies which minimise adverse effects and maximise benefits of screening.

An overview of the fundamental points and principles that should support any quality-assured screening programme and key performance indicators are presented here in a summary document of the second edition.

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EJC - March 2010
08/03/2010 -
Ferlay J, Parkin DM, Steliarova-Foucher E.
Estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in Europe in 2008.
European Journal of Cancer
Volume 46, Issue 4, March 2010, Pages 765-781

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IARC Publications - IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention -Volume 12
10/02/2010 -
IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention - Volume 12
"Methods for Evaluating Tobacco Control Policies" is now available in PDF
This volume focuses on evaluating the impact of societal level interventions to control tobacco use and is offered as a guide to evaluators in the field.
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IARC Biennial Report 2008-2009
10/02/2010 -
The Biennial Report provides a summary of the activities of the Agency during the 2008/2009 biennium. It describes current and newly initiated projects and provides a complete list of over 500 publications and articles authored by its scientists and their collaborators during the biennium.
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RCF.fr Interview with Dr Silvia Franceschi
05/02/2010 -
Interview with Dr Silvia Franceschi, rcf.fr, 4 February 2010, on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2010.

With permission from rcf.fr.
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France 3 (Soir 3) - World Cancer Day 2010
05/02/2010 -
France 3 (Soir 3 - 03/02/2010) on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2010 (cancer topic from 16'10 to 19'29)
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World Cancer Day
Cancer Can Be Prevented Too: Research for Prevention
04/02/2010 -
On February 4, The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will mark World Cancer Day 2010. "Cancer can be prevented too" is the theme of World Cancer Day this year, emphasising the fact that up to 40% of cancers are considered preventable by application of currently available knowledge. In other words, a significant proportion of the 12.4 million annual cancer diagnoses and 7.6 million cancer deaths—numbers that are expected to rise in the coming decades—are avoidable via application of evidence-based cancer prevention strategies.
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Le Monde - Dans les pays pauvres, plus d'un quart des cancers sont dus à des infections
04/02/2010 -
Interview with Dr Silvia Franceschi, Head, Section of Infections and Cancer, IARC, on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2010.
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Statement on the distribution of embargoed material prior to the publication of the Interphone study paper
28/01/2010 -
Further to the joint IARC/UICC/CREAL statement issued simultaneously on 28 May 2009 concerning the submission of the Interphone study paper, this is to clarify the respective responsibilities in terms of communication of embargoed material to non-media interested parties.
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BMJ - 21 January 2010
22/01/2010 -
Jenab M., Bueno-de-Mesquita B., Ferrari P., et al.
Association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of colorectal cancer in European populations:a nested case-control study
BMJ 2010;340:b5500, doi: 10.1136/bmj.b5500 (Published 21 January 2010)

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IARC Publication Shortlisted for Paper of the Year 2009
22/01/2010 -
In response to the Lancet call for nominations for "Paper of the Year 2009" (The Lancet, Volume 374, Issue 9707, Pages 2039 - 2040, 19 December 2009, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)62130-9), the IARC Publication: Zaridze D, Brennan P, Boreham J, et al. Alcohol and cause-specific mortality in Russia: a retrospective case—control study of 48 557 adult deaths. Lancet 2009; 373: 2201–14. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61034-5 is one of the eight shortlisted publications.
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Environmental Health
15/01/2010 -
In an exciting move, the US National Academy of Sciences is organizing a workshop based on the “exposome”, a concept developed by Dr Christopher Wild, now Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This provides much needed emphasis on the importance of exposure assessment in identifying the environmental causes of chronic diseases such as cancer.

Workshop: February 25-26, 2010
The Exposome: A Powerful Approach for Evaluating Environmental Exposures and Their Influences on Human Disease

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