Latest world cancer statistics - GLOBOCAN 2012: Estimated Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide in 2012
12/12/2013 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, today released the latest data on cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence worldwide. The new version of IARC’s online database, GLOBOCAN 2012, provides the most recent estimates for 28 types of cancer in 184 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive overview of the global cancer burden. Read IARC Press Release 223, Visit GLOBOCAN website
IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Nutrition and Metabolism /Nutritional Epidemiology Group
Call for applications for a postdoctoral opportunity within the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism / Nutritional Epidemiology Group
Deadline: 31 December 2013 Read more
Professor Pelayo Correa (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA) will present the 10th Sir Richard Doll Lecture on 4 December at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The title of Professor Correa's talk is "The gastric precancerous cascade".
He will then receive the IARC Medal of Honour from the Director of the Agency, Dr Christopher P. Wild, for his career-long contribution to cancer research, in the field of gastrointestinal cancer, and particularly Helicobacter pylori.
IARC is pleased to announce the formation of the Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) Biobank and Cohort Network (BCNet).
The aim of BCNet is to provide a platform for collaboration between its partners, IARC and the international community, to support biobanking and cohort-building activities, and to develop sustainable biobanking research infrastructures to facilitate the collection of high-quality biological samples for research, using best practice principles and guidelines. Read more
Latest world cancer statistics. Global cancer burden rises to 14.1 million new cases in 2012: Marked increase in breast cancers must be addressed
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Improving Public Health Through Mycotoxin Control
IARC Scientific Publication, No 158
Edited by JI Pitt, CP Wild, RA Baan, WCA Gelderblom, JD Miller, RT Riley and F Wu.
This book aims to sensitize the international community to the mycotoxin problem in a format that is accessible to a wide audience and is useful to decision-makers across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including agriculture, public health, marketing, and economics. Order at WHOPress