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IARC publication highly commended by the British Medical Association

05/09/2018 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce that WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues, revised 4th edition, has been highly commended in the Pathology category of the 2018 British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book Awards. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and serves as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.
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Professor Supannee Promthet (11 September 1957 – 29 August 2018)

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03/09/2018 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Supannee Promthet (formerly Sriamporn), a longstanding friend and collaborator of the Agency, who died Wednesday 29 August 2018. Our deepest sympathy goes to her family. Read more

Traditional and commercial alcohols and esophageal cancer risk in Kenya

22/08/2018 A new study by scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and partners investigates the role of commercial and locally manufactured alcohols in oesophageal cancer in Kenya. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, finds that alcohol consumption is a large contributor to the oesophageal cancer burden, particularly in men, even after adjusting for tobacco use. Consumption of the traditional spirit chang'aa is associated with a particularly strong increased risk of oesophageal cancer.

Menya D, Kigen N, Oduor M, Maina SK, Some F, Chumba D, et al.
Traditional and commercial alcohols and esophageal cancer risk in Kenya
Int J Cancer, Published online 17 August 2018;
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.31804
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Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe

14/08/2018 A new study led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in collaboration with the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), estimates 3.9 million new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) and 1.9 million deaths from cancer in Europe in 2018. The report, published in the European Journal of Cancer, describes the estimated incidence and mortality burden from 25 common cancers in 40 European countries, in the European Union’s 28 Member States, and in Europe, for 2018.

Ferlay J, Colombet M, Soerjomataram I, Dyba T, Randi G, Bettio M, et al.
Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: estimates for 40 countries and 25 major cancers in 2018
Eur J Cancer. Published online 9 August 2018;
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2018.07.005
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Publications

WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

07/09/2017 The WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues is a Revised 4th Edition Volume of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.

This classification, prepared by 132 authors from 23 countries, contains about 1300 colour images and tables, and more than 4500 references.
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