Actualité du CIRC

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

DirectorÂ’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

IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section of Nutrition and Metabolism / Nutritional Epidemiology Group

20/05/2015 A postdoctoral opportunity is available immediately within the Group to work on an integrated approach to combine self-reported and biomarker estimates of dietary exposure, with the aim of exploring the misclassification inherent in these measurements. The postdoctoral fellow will work in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment and will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with scientists from IARC and the EPIC network.
Deadline: 30 September 2015
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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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