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IARC strengthens cancer control partnership with Japan

19/05/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the signature of a new Memorandum of Understanding with the National Cancer Center Japan to further promote collaboration on cancer research and control in the region. The agreement falls within IARC's Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), to establish an IARC/GICR Collaborating Centre with a specific focus on supporting the development of analytical capacity and descriptive epidemiological research using population-based cancer registry data in East Asia.
Visit the GICR website, Visit the National Cancer Center Japan website

IARC Monographs Volume 111: Some Nanomaterials and Some Fibres

19/05/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that the IARC Monographs volume on Some Nanomaterials and Some Fibres is now available online. The volume includes monographs on carbon nanotubes, fluoro-edenite, and silicon carbide.
Visit the Volume 111 webpage

Launch of the International Cancer Survival Benchmarking website

16/05/2017 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the launch of the International Cancer Survival Benchmarking website. Incorporating the most up-to-date population-based cancer survival data available, this new platform will provide a comprehensive view of cancer survival estimates, alongside incidence and mortality, in high-income countries and countries in transition. Aimed at researchers, policy-makers, and public health specialists, the website brings together three international landmark projects: SURVMARK-2, SURVCAN-3, and SURVPOOL, in order to move towards better outcomes after cancer diagnosis for all. Visit the website

Publications

Common Minimum Technical Standards and Protocols for Biobanks Dedicated to Cancer Research

15/05/2017 Biobanking has developed at a rapid pace in recent years, initiated by the drive for personalized medicine, the need for high-quality biological resources and associated data for scientific research, and technological advancement of analytical platforms for molecular and genetic research.
This book includes guidelines and recommendations for biobanks not only in high-income countries but also in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The recommendations are based on validated and/or evidence-based guidelines.
The book also includes sections on sample sharing, ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI), and harmonization guidelines important to support collaborative research efforts that make use of biological materials.
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