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Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2016

One of the objectives of the Agency is to generate collaborative research links with scientists around the world, and an effective mechanism for achieving this is by making an award to an established scientist to spend time at the Agency in Lyon.

The recipient of the 2016 Senior Visiting Scientist Award is Professor Pär Stattin, Adjunct Professor and Consultant at the Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and Researcher at the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Department of Urology and Andrology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (where he was a professor from 2009 to 2016). Dr Stattin joined the Section of Cancer Surveillance at IARC on 5 September 2016 for a total of 12 months, to work with Dr Freddie Bray on the interpretation of current trends in worldwide prostate cancer incidence and mortality, by use of comprehensive data in a nationwide population-based clinical cancer registry.