IARC News

Impact of cigarette smoking on life expectancy (1980–2010)

26/08/2015 A study led by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) assesses changes in the impact of tobacco smoking on life expectancy in 63 countries around the world during the past three decades. The study, published today in the journal Tobacco Control, shows that if smoking-related deaths were eliminated, adult life expectancy would increase on average by 2.4 years in men and 1 year in women

The impact of cigarette smoking on life expectancy between 1980 and 2010: a global perspective
Rentería E, Jha P, Forman D, and Soerjomataram I
Tobacco Control, Published Online 26 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052265
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Launch of new EU–Africa partnership to boost biomedical research

25/08/2015 On 24–25 August 2015, Cape Town (South Africa) is hosting the first meeting of the newly launched project “B3Africa – Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa”. The project, involving 11 partners from European and African countries, aims to develop a joint infrastructure to accelerate and facilitate biomedical research across the continents and to address global health challenges together. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is one of the partners supporting B3Africa. See more information

Cancer research – 50 years and counting

12/08/2015 In an interview for Adjacent Government, Dr Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) outlines why, 50 years on, prevention is still such an important area of cancer research. Read more

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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