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International patterns and trends in endometrial cancer incidence

20/10/2017 – A new study by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the American Cancer Society found that endometrial cancer incidence rates increased over time and in successive generations in several countries, especially in countries with rapid socioeconomic transitions. The highest rates were in North America and eastern and northern Europe, and the lowest rates were in middle-income countries. The ongoing obesity epidemic is a major risk factor for the disease, and analyses of the global patterns and trends of uterine cancer rates are critical to better understand and control the disease.

Lortet-Tieulent J, Ferlay J, Bray F, Jemal A
International patterns and trends in endometrial cancer incidence, 1978–2013
JNCI, Published online 17 October 2017; http://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djx214

Launch of website for Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents (TM-NUC) project

18/10/2017 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of the website of the Thyroid Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents (TM-NUC) project. The TM-NUC project brings together 16 experts from 11 different countries and from a variety of fields, including cancer screening, radiation epidemiology, radiation dosimetry, pathology, oncology, endocrinology, and surgery, in order to develop principles for thyroid monitoring in populations possibly affected by radiation exposure due to nuclear accidents. The resulting principles will help guide policy-makers and health professionals in planning thyroid monitoring in case of nuclear accidents.

Local and global pressures for change

18/10/2017 – Dr Christopher P. Wild, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), speaks with ecancer at the RSM meeting on cancer control about the health burden of ageing and shifting populations around the globe, especially in low- and middle-income countries in which changing lifestyles are leading to increased cancer incidence.

Launch of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume XI: electronic version

16/10/2017 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the electronic version of Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5), Volume XI is now available online. The volume was produced in collaboration with the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), and the launch is timed to mark the 39th IACR Annual Scientific Conference, which is being held in Utrecht this week. This new volume provides comparable data on cancer incidence collected from 2008 to 2012 from 343 cancer registries in 65 countries. The online database is available on the CI5 website, and the printed book (IARC Scientific Publication No. 166) will be published and sent to all contributing registries in 2018.

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