IARC News

On-line course on Cancer Epidemiology in Spanish

29/05/2015 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) joins the Catalan Institute of Oncology (Institut Català d'Oncologia, ICO) to launch the 6th edition of the on-line course on "Fundamentos Metodológicos de la Investigación en Oncología: Herramientas Epidemiológicas y Bioestadísticas". This course, targeting professionals in the fields of oncology, epidemiology, and public health research, provides a high-level training about the principles and methods of cancer epidemiology and biostatistics and their application in cancer control and prevention. A limited number of scholarships are available for applicants from low- and middle-income countries from Latin America. Read Brochure (in Spanish), More information and Registration

Launch of ESCCAPE website

28/05/2015 The Oesophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma African Prevention Effort (ESCCAPE) is a collaborative research effort to investigate the etiological epidemiology of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Africa. This cancer is common in East Africa and parts of South Africa but is extremely rare in West Africa. Its prognosis is poor; thus, if modifiable factors are responsible for the disproportionately high incidence in East Africa, identifying them may inform future primary prevention efforts. Visit website

Director’s speech at World Health Assembly

22/05/2015 Dr Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), is today presenting a speech at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in Geneva, during a Technical Briefing on the topic “Cancer prevention and control: which policies and programmes have best driven progress?”. Read the speech, View photo

Publications

International Agency for Research on Cancer: The First 50 Years, 1965-2015

15/05/2015 International Agency for Research on Cancer: The First 50 Years, 1965-2015

Authors: Rodolfo Saracci and Christopher P. Wild

This book charts the birth of IARC during the 1960s - a period of great optimism for international cooperation and medical science. It goes on to describe the Agency's major achievements over the past five decades in terms of the development of tools for conducting cancer research, the identification of risk factors, and the evaluation of preventive interventions.
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