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IARC Postdoctoral Opportunities - Section/Group: Section of Early Detection and Prevention/Prevention and Implementation Group

16/10/2018 – A postdoctoral opportunity is immediately available for an epidemiologist/medical statistician at the Prevention and Implementation (PRI) Group. The current postdoctoral position involves implementing a multicentric study of health systems and patients barriers to early diagnosis of common cancers in LMICs.
Deadline: 16 November 2018

IARC and AFCRN improve cancer surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa

15/10/2018 – The African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN), which held its Annual Review Meeting in Entebbe, Uganda, on 8–10 October 2018, has welcomed two new members covering catchment populations in Ekiti (Nigeria) and Eswatini, bringing the total membership to 31 registries in 23 countries. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as part of its Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), has partnered with AFCRN since 2012 to develop a network Regional Hub for cancer registration in sub-Saharan Africa. With the addition of these two new members, AFCRN and GICR continue to increase the number of high-quality cancer registries in sub-Saharan Africa. To support the Network’s priorities, seminars on the role of infections in cancer and a course on data analysis were offered in conjunction with the Annual Review Meeting.

HPV vaccines and fighting cervical cancer in India

15/10/2018 – In India, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is conducting research to better understand the causes of cancer and to evaluate the most appropriate prevention strategies, diagnostic tools, and treatments to control the disease. In Pune district in Maharashtra, IARC is working closely with national institutions to evaluate the efficacy of fewer than three doses of HPV vaccine in protecting women against cervical cancer. IARC marks the International Day of Rural Women with a short video showcasing one of these research projects under way in rural India.

Publication of IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16: Absence of Excess Body Fatness

10/10/2018 – Volume 16: Absence of Excess Body Fatness of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Handbooks of Cancer Prevention series is now available online. The volume contains the detailed assessments of the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. This evaluation took place at IARC in April 2016, and a Working Group of independent international experts concluded that overweight/obesity is a risk factor for more cancer sites than previously established, based on a systematic review of the published scientific literature.

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