EMERGENCY: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic16/03/2020
Regular updates on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are available at the WHO website.
Meeting: how to define the organization of cancer screening using a set of distinct criteria?22/09/2021
We initiated a study aiming to achieve an international consensus on the essential and desirable criteria that a cancer screening program needs to fulfill to be considered as ‘organized’. This study is a blend of systematic review and a Delphi consensus process, seeking opinions of the global experts in cancer screening. After two rounds of online survey with 24 internaional experts ’input, we organized an expert meeting, during which we presented the outcomes and focussed on the discussion on selected criteria with the experts.
World Cancer Research Day 2021: Producing the evidence base for prevention20/09/2021
The IARC is marking World Cancer Research Day by publishing a collection of visuals to highlight some of the Agency’s recent achievements in cancer research, as well as the researchers behind these achievements. In this poster, Dr Partha Basu, Deputy Head, Early Detection, Prevention, and Infections Branch, highlighted IARC’s research related to HPV vaccines, including a trial in India to evaluate whether a single dose of the vaccine is as protective as two doses and a phase III trial for an HPV vaccine produced in India, could greatly reduce the cost and increase the supply of available vaccines, expanding protection against HPV-associated cancers to more of the most vulnerable groups. Visit the IARC World Cancer Research Day webpage and view the poster
CBIG-SCREEN: Kick-off meeting of WP617/09/2021
IARC scientists have held the virtual kick-off meeting of the Work package 6 of the H2020-GACD sponsored CBIG-SCREEN project. IARC is leading the WP6 that aims to pilot test the co-created tailored Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies in Estonia, Portugal and Romania. Discussions were held with collaborators around the preparatory work to do a capacity assessment of cervical cancer screening services in the three focus countries.
CBIG-Screen project website online15/09/2021
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is participating in the CBIG-SCREEN project within the framework of the European Union Horizon2020 research and innovation programme. The CBIG-SCEEN project aims to reduce inequality by improving the offer of cervical cancer screening to vulnerable and underserved groups. Though Cervical Cancer Screening (CCS) programmes drastically reduce cervical cancer mortality, they remain largely inaccessible and underused by subpopulations of vulnerable women, exacerbating inequality. Though Cervical Cancer Screening (CCS) programmes drastically reduce cervical cancer mortality, they remain largely inaccessible and underused by subpopulations of vulnerable women, exacerbating inequality. Please visit http://cbig-screen.eu to find out more about cervical cancer screening and how to tackle inequalities
Visiting scientist: Dr Smita Joshi13/09/2021
Dr Smita Joshi, Senior Scientist in Pune, India, has been awarded a UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer (YY) Study Grants to complete the data analysis and manuscript based on the 10 years follow-up of a large cohort of women living with HIV. Dr Joshi will also help us to develop the comprehensive learning package on cervical cancer screening for the WHO Knowledge Academy.
New publication: The Porto European Cancer Research Summit 202113/09/2021
IARC scientists and key stakeholders from the cancer research continuum participated at the European Cancer Research Summit in Porto to discuss priorities and specific action points required for the successful implementation of the European Cancer Mission and Europe's Beating Cancer Plan (EBCP).
View the report
Cervical cancer elimination initiative - Knowledge Repository10/09/2021
WHO launched a publicly accessible web-based platform, the knowledge repository, intended to provide one-stop access to documents and tools relevant to support the implementation of the Global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem. The repository brings together knowledge elements developed by WHO, UN Agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, or by their collaborative efforts with other partners. View the platform
New release (August) of the CanScreen5 platform with new country data31/08/2021
The CanScreen5 IARC Secretariat, following support of country collaborators and validation by our scientific committee, is happy to announce the availability on the CanScreen5 platform of the following country factsheets: Bostwana, Canada (New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador provinces data), Japan, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia, and Thailand.
Visit the CanScreen5 website to explore characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes across the globe in more than 54 countries
New release (July) of the CanScreen5 platform with new country data31/07/2021
The CanScreen5 IARC Secretariat, following support of country collaborators and validation by our scientific committee, is happy to announce the availability on the CanScreen5 platform of the following country factsheets: Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominica, Ethiopia, Grenada, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka.
Visit the CanScreen5 website to explore characteristics and performance of cancer screening programmes across the globe in more than 48 countries