IARC News

Molecular Epidemiology: Principles and Practices – now available in PDF format

05/12/2016 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that Molecular Epidemiology: Principles and Practices is now available free in PDF format. The book covers the major conceptual advances in this field, with a strong emphasis on study design and on how to incorporate biomarker studies into epidemiology practice. It is a resource for specialists and a useful teaching and training manual for students. The book is also available for purchase in print format. Read more

2017 IARC Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology – Call for applications now open

30/11/2016 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the call for applications is now open for the 2017 IARC Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology, to be held at IARC in Lyon on 19 June–7 July 2017. Three modules will be offered: "Cancer Survival Methods for Cancer Registries", "Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early Detection", and "Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology". The deadline for applications is 20 January 2017. More information, Online application form

IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis/Epigenetics Group

24/11/2016 A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available within the Epigenetics Group to apply state-of-the-art molecular/cell biology and new functional genomic tools for mechanistic studies focusing on functionally important epigenetic “driver” genes (“epidrivers”) and associated molecular pathways.

Deadline: 31 January 2017
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Publications

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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