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Preventable fractions of cervical cancer via effective screening in the Baltic and eastern European region

23/08/2016 A new study, led by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and published in The Lancet Oncology, shows that effective screening programmes could prevent an epidemic of cervical cancer in several Baltic and eastern European countries. With the immediate launch of effective screening programmes, an estimated 180 000 new cases of cervical cancer could be prevented from 2017 to 2040 in six Baltic and eastern European countries.

Preventable fractions of cervical cancer via effective screening in six Baltic, central, and eastern European countries 2017–40: a population-based study
Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Zaridze D, Poljak M, Veerus P, Plummer M, Bray F.
Lancet Oncol. Published Online 22 August 2016;
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Inauguration of IARC Regional Hub in Buenos Aires, Argentina

22/08/2016 In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Argentina, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) inaugurated the Instituto Nacional del Cáncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as an IARC Regional Hub Coordinating Centre on 19 August 2016, as part of the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR). Read more, View gallery

Overdiagnosis is a major driver of the thyroid cancer epidemic: up to 50–90% of thyroid cancers in women in high-income countries estimated to be overdiagnoses

18/08/2016 A new report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in collaboration with the Aviano National Cancer Institute in Italy, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the growing epidemic of thyroid cancer reported in recent decades in several high-income countries is largely due to overdiagnosis.

Worldwide thyroid cancer epidemic? The increasing impact of overdiagnosis.
Vaccarella S, Franceschi S, Bray F, Wild CP, Plummer M, Dal Maso L.
N Engl J Med. Published Online 18 August 2016;
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IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening

01/07/2016 IARC Handbook of Cancer Prevention Volume 15
Breast Cancer Screening

A Working Group of 29 independent experts from 16 countries, convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in November 2014, reviewed the scientific evidence and assessed the cancer-preventive and adverse effects of various methods of screening for breast cancer. This publication provides an important update of the landmark 2002 IARC Handbook on Breast Cancer Screening, in light of recent improvements in treatment outcomes for late-stage breast cancer and recent data on the effectiveness of organized screening programmes. The Working Group also considered non-mammographic imaging techniques, clinical breast examination, and breast self-examination.
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