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 casecontrol 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
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
10/01/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that Dr Silvia Franceschi, Special Advisor on Noncommunicable Diseases and Head of the Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group in the IARC Section of Infections, is the 2017 recipient of the Rosalind E. Franklin Award, presented today by the United States National Cancer Institute. The prize honours the commitment of women in cancer research and is given in tribute to Dr Franklin, who played a critical role in the discovery of the DNA double helix. On the occasion of the award, Dr Franceschi is presenting a lecture on "Global burden of cancer attributable to infections (with focus on HPV)". Read more, View photos
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.