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Métropole de Lyon and IARC unveil plans for new IARC building

After an 18-month international competitive bidding process for the design and construction of the “Nouveau Centre” (combined design-build contract) for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the winning team has been selected by the Métropole de Lyon. The team consists of Demathieu Bard (general contractor), Art&Build (architects), Unanime (architects), WSP (design engineering company), and Inddigo (sustainable development engineering company). The project is managed by the Métropole de Lyon and funded by the French government, the Métropole de Lyon, the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and the Ville de Lyon.

Workshop: Social inequalities and cancer

22/02/2018 – On 16–18 April 2018, more than 30 multidisciplinary international experts will gather at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) for a three-day workshop on social inequalities and cancer. The experts will focus on the current evidence, mechanisms, research gaps, and possible solutions to tackle social inequalities in cancer. The results of the workshop will be published as an IARC Scientific Publication, and a scientific summary will be released after the workshop.

International Childhood Cancer Day 2018

15/02/2018 – Each year, more than 200 000 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. Although in high-income countries about 80% of children with cancer survive for at least 5 years after the diagnosis, this percentage is much lower for patients in low-resource settings. Raising awareness, notably among medical professionals in countries with many competing public health needs, is indispensable to promote early diagnosis and access to adapted treatment. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) works closely with cancer registries and partners around the world to generate and provide global data, which are essential for developing and monitoring efficient strategies of early detection and care for children with cancer.

World Cancer Day 2018

06/02/2018 – Every year on World Cancer Day (4 February), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) support the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in promoting ways to reduce the global burden of cancer.

To mark World Cancer Day 2018, IARC Director Dr Christopher Wild explains how research plays a key role in helping to improve our understanding of what causes cancer as well as in defining the best ways to prevent and control the disease.

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