Vacancy, Director, IARC

Applications from highly qualified persons are invited for the post of Director, IARC. The appointment of the Director will be made in May 2018 for a term of five years beginning on 1 January 2019. The selected candidate may be eligible for one further five-year term.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is the closure of working hours on 15 February 2018.
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Métropole de Lyon and IARC unveil plans for new IARC building

After an 18-month international competitive bidding process for the design and construction of the “Nouveau Centre” (combined design-build contract) for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the winning team has been selected by the Métropole de Lyon. The team consists of Demathieu Bard (general contractor), Art&Build (architects), Unanime (architects), WSP (design engineering company), and Inddigo (sustainable development engineering company). The project is managed by the Métropole de Lyon and funded by the French government, the Métropole de Lyon, the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and the Ville de Lyon.
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International Childhood Cancer Day 2018

15/02/2018 Each year, more than 200 000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. Although in high-income countries about 80% of children with cancer survive for at least 5 years after the diagnosis, this percentage is much lower for patients in low-resource settings. Raising awareness, notably among medical professionals in countries with many competing public health needs, is indispensable to promote early diagnosis and access to adapted treatment. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) works closely with cancer registries and partners around the world to generate and provide global data, which are essential for developing and monitoring efficient strategies of early detection and care for children with cancer. View IICC project website, Read more

World Cancer Day 2018

06/02/2018 Every year on World Cancer Day (4 February), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in promoting ways to reduce the global burden of cancer.

To mark World Cancer Day 2018, IARC Director Dr Christopher Wild explains how research plays a key role in helping to improve our understanding of what causes cancer as well as in defining the best ways to prevent and control the disease.
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WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

07/09/2017 The WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues is a Revised 4th Edition Volume 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 monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.

This classification, prepared by 132 authors from 23 countries, contains about 1300 colour images and tables, and more than 4500 references.
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Cancer Today


Cancer Today is part of the Global Cancer Observatory website.