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WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours

23/01/2017 The WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours is the ninth volume in the 4th Edition 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 evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome.

WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours
WHO/IARC Classification of Tumours, 4th Edition, Volume 9
Edited by El-Naggar AK, Chan JKC, Grandis JR, Takata T, Slootweg PJ
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Launch of the SABC website

12/01/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of the South Africa Breast Cancer (SABC) study website. The SABC study is a population-based case–control study set up at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, to study the etiology of breast cancer in black South African women. The study is very important because it is among the first to study specific factors, including lifestyle and dietary habits, in the black South African population that may be associated with specific subtypes of breast cancer. The aim of the study is to advance the prevention and management of breast cancer in black women in South Africa through a better understanding of the molecular, pathological, and risk factor patterns. Visit website

Dominique Hornez (1954–2017)

10/01/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is saddened by the passing of Dominique Hornez, a long-time IARC staff member, who died on Sunday 8 January 2017 in Lyon. Our deepest sympathy is with his son, Florent. Read more

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WHO/IARC Classification of Tumours, 4th Edition, Volume 9: WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours

23/01/2017 The WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours is the ninth volume in the 4th Edition 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 evaluating response to therapy and clinical outcome.
Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors.
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