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Half a million new cancers in 2012 due to overweight and obesity - Proportion of obesity-related cancers higher in women

26/11/2014 A new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that nearly half a million new cancer cases per year can be attributed to high body mass index (BMI). The study, published today in The Lancet Oncology, highlights that overweight and obesity have become a major risk factor, responsible for an estimated 3.6% (481 000) of all new cancer cases in 2012.

Global burden of cancer attributable to high body-mass index in 2012: a population-based study
M. Arnold, N. Pandeya, G. Byrnes, A.G. Renehan, G.A. Stevens, et al.
Lancet Oncol 2014, Published Online November 26, 2014
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(14)71123-4
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IARC scientist receives award for major contribution to the fight against cancer

21/11/2014 Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Special Advisor on Cancer Control and Head of the Early Detection and Prevention Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today received the 2014 Lalla Salma Foundation International Award. Read more

Circulating biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism in relation to renal cell carcinoma incidence and survival

07/11/2014 A new study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) highlights that Europeans with high blood levels of vitamin B6 have a reduced risk of developing renal cell carcinoma, as well as improved survival after diagnosis. The study, conducted as part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), was published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Circulating biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism in relation to renal cell carcinoma incidence and survival
M. Johansson, A. Fanidi, D.C. Muller, et al.
J Natl Cancer Inst 106(12):dju327 doi:10.1093/jnci/dju327 Published online 7 November 2014
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Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

26/05/2014 Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Authors: F. Bray, A. Znaor, P. Cueva, A. Korir, R. Swaminathan, A. Ullrich, S.A. Wang, and D.M. Parkin

This guidance document provides an overview of the key concepts in cancer registration, covering the steps involved in planning a registry, the sources of information a registry will need to access, methods for ensuring data quality, and how registry results should be reported. It will be of value to those who are seeking to establish a registry or are in the early stages of developing a registry. It covers the major components that need to be thought about when setting up a registry and ensuring that it provides the necessary information for its main stakeholders -especially those involved in cancer control planning.
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GLOBOCAN
2012

ESTIMATED CANCER
INCIDENCE,
MORTALITY AND PREVALENCE
WORLDWIDE IN 2012

GLOBOCAN 2012 is part of the CANCER Mondial website.

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