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4 February 2020

IARC launches new World Cancer Report on 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has launched World Cancer Report: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, 4 February 2020.

The new IARC World Cancer Report focuses on prevention and offers the most comprehensive overview of relevant research available to date, ranging from descriptive etiology, cellular and molecular biology, toxicology and pathology through to behavioural and social science. Key chapters include discussions on the impact of inequalities in cancer, vaccination and screening, genomic individual susceptibility to cancer, and the finer identification of those at risk, which may enable precision cancer prevention.

IARC launched the latest World Cancer Report in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO released a complementary publication on World Cancer Day: WHO Report on Cancer: Setting priorities, investing wisely and providing care for all. The WHO publication aims to set the global agenda on cancer, mobilize stakeholders, and help countries set priorities for investing in cancer control and universal health coverage.

Read IARC Press Release 279

Watch a video with IARC Director Dr Elisabete Weiderpass

Read World Cancer Report: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention

Read Questions and Answers

Read more about World Cancer Report

Read WHO Report on Cancer: Setting priorities, investing wisely and providing care for all

Learn more about World Cancer Day

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Published in section: IARC News

Publication date: 4 February, 2020, 0:48

Direct link: https://www.iarc.fr/news-events/iarc-launches-new-world-cancer-report-on-20th-anniversary-of-world-cancer-day/

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