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The Health of Nations

The Health of Nations

March 9, 2015 – A review has been published in The Lancet today. The Health of Nations Prevention of infectious diseases and other global health threats will rely on tackling poverty, a senior researcher argues. Peter Ranscombe reports. Tackling poverty in developing countries is the key to fighting infectious diseases and other threats to global health, according to Professor Peter…More

iPRI welcomes Dr Derek Yach

iPRI is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Derek Yach as a Senior Research Fellow. Dr Derek Yach has focused his career on advancing global health. He is currently the Executive Director of the Vitality Institute. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo where he…More

iPRI welcomes Prof Jean-Claude Mbanya

iPRI is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof Jean Claude Mbanya as a Senior Research Fellow. Jean Claude Mbanya is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Director Biotechnology Center and Coordinator Doctoral School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1…More

Tanning booths and melanoma in France

On 12-13 March 2015, Professor Mathieu Boniol, Vice-President of Biostatistics at iPRI, participated in the 17th National Days of Photodermatologie organised by the French Society of Dermatology. Professor Boniol presented a terrifying balance: each year 203 melanoma cases are attributed to the use of tanning booths in France. Below is the article published on 25 March…More

Statistics are Human Beings with the Tears Wiped Away

March 17, 2015 – As part of a Series “Countering Cancer – 100 reports from the frontline“, Pfizer has published an interview with Professor Peter Boyle, President of iPRI. Statistics are Human Beings with the Tears Wiped Away Interview with Dr. Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. What do all the…More

Life-saving treatments learnt from war being missed

NEWS RELEASE Life-saving treatments learnt from war being missed Friday 20 March, 2015, London, UK: Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learnt on the battlefield, according to a review by King’s College London and published today in…More

Master’s programme in Global Public Health

The University of Strathclyde Institute for Global Public Health at iPRI is pleased to launch the Master’s Programme in Global Public Health for the September 2015 entry. The Master’s Programme is a unique, high-level programme that merges the strengths of both institutions. The course was designed in response to the international need to improve global Public Health and to…More

Boyle awarded city’s medal

Boyle awarded city’s medal

January 8, 2015, Professor Peter Boyle, President of iPRI, was presented with his city’s medal, the Médaille de la Ville de Dardilly. Below is Professor Boyle’s speech, given in French, in the presence of Dardilly Mayor Michèlle Vullien. Jeudi 8 Janvier, 2015 Je suis honoré et ravi de recevoir ce soir la Médaille de la…More

Nigel Gray (1928-2014)

Nigel Gray (1928-2014)

The International Prevention Research Institute is deeply saddened by the death of Nigel Gray (on 20th December, 2014). This represents the loss of a pioneer in many aspects of Cancer Control and a close friend and colleague. His initial medical specialization was in infectious disease and he subsequently received Honorary Degrees from Melbourne and Monash…More

Publication of Mathematical Oncology 2013 book

Publication of Mathematical Oncology 2013 book

iPRI is pleased to announce the publication of the book “Mathematical Oncology 2013”, co-edited by Alberto d’Onofrio, Research Director at iPRI, and Alberto Gandolfi, Research Director for the National Research Council of Italy. With chapters on free boundaries, constitutive equations, stochastic dynamics, nonlinear diffusion–consumption, structured populations, and applications of optimal control theory, this volume presents the…More

iPRI welcomes Michel Jourlin

iPRI is delighted to announce that Pr. Jourlin joins as Senior Research Fellow. Michel Jourlin was born in Saint-Etienne, France, and graduated in Mathematics at the University of Lyon 1. After a PhD in Pure Mathematics, he turned his research towards Image Processing. His most important contribution is the development of the LIP (Logarithmic Image Processing) Model,…More

Professor Bernard Levin becomes iPRI Senior Research Fellow

iPRI is delighted to announce that Professor Bernard Levin joins as Senior Research Fellow. Professor Bernard Levin earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He held academic appointments in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago and then served as Chair of the Department of Gastrointestinal…More

Miri Ziv becomes iPRI Senior Research Fellow

iPRI is delighted to announce that Miri Ziv joins as Senior Research Fellow. Miri Ziv is a Medical Sociologist and serves as a consultant for the Israeli medical authorities, providing guidance on issues relating to cancer control. One of her main areas of expertise and interest lies in the area of breast cancer advocacy. Miri is active both locally…More

iPRI welcomes Dan Waitzberg

iPRI is delighted to announce that Dan Waitzberg joins as Senior Research Fellow. Dan Waitzberg is a gastrointestinal surgeon and nutrologist. He received his medical degree from the University of São Paulo (FMUSP), Brazil in 1974 and completed his residency in surgery at the Hospital das Clínicas, of the same university, in São Paulo in 1977. Dr. Waitzberg obtained his…More

iPRI welcomes André-Robert Grivegnée

iPRI is delighted to announce that Dr. Grivegnée joins as Senior Research Fellow.  André-Robert Grivegnée is Head of Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic at Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels. As a radiologist, he is Head of the Serology Unit in the same Institution. He is Professor at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles). He is…More

John Fitzpatrick RIP

John Fitzpatrick RIP

The sudden passing of Professor John Fitzpatrick is a source of deep sadness to all at the International Prevention Research Institute iPRI. Professor Fitzpatrick was a Senior Research Fellow at iPRI as well as being a good friend and colleague for many years. John had a distinguished career as a surgeon and researcher and was…More

iPRI welcomes Mark Dumenil

iPRI is delighted to announce that Mark Dumenil joins as Senior Research Fellow. Born in London, Mark moved to France in 1981 and directed his career to international healthcare with a particular interest in introducing medical devices technology that make a difference to patients’ lives across Europe. With nearly 30 years’ experience in a variety…More

The Cancer Letter interviews Peter Boyle

Cancer Letter's conversation

The interview given by Professor Peter Boyle, Ph.D., President of the International Prevention Research Institute to The Cancer Letter, has just been published in The Cancer Letter, Jan. 31, 2014;40(5):5-9. In the conversation Professor Peter Boyle says how the nearly 500-page ‘The State of Oncology’ is “different from most books and textbooks in that it concentrates on patients…More

Markus Pasterk moves to BBMRI-ERIC

Markus Pasterk has resigned from his position at the International Prevention Research Institute to take up the key position of Administrative Director at the new BBMRI-ERIC based in Graz in his native Austria. Markus made a great contribution to establishing iPRI as a leading Research Institute. All at iPRI wish him every success in his…More

Mouthwash use and the Prevention of Plaque, Gingivitis and Caries

A monograph has been published as Special Issue of the journal Oral Diseases (Boyle P, Koechlin A and Autier P. Mouthwash use and the Prevention of Plaque, Gingivitis and Caries. 2014; 20 (s1):1-68). Careful quantitative assessment of data regarding use of mouthwash reveals that there is clear evidence of benefit from use in terms of…More

News Releases

Life-saving treatments learnt from war being missed

NEWS RELEASE Life-saving treatments learnt from war being missed Friday 20 March, 2015, London, UK: Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learnt on the battlefield, according to a review by King’s College London and published today in…Continue Reading

World Cancer Day 2015

The International Prevention Research Institute, today released its 2015 World Cancer Day Statement. In it, Professors Peter Boyle, Derek Yach and Twalib Ngoma, make the point that despite ongoing challenges, Cancer Prevention is not Beyond Us. Their statement reinforces the 2015 World Cancer Day theme that Cancer Control is not Beyond Us.Continue Reading

Peter Boyle awarded prestigious Lifetime Achievement award

The prestigious ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2006 to recognise international research by individuals, teams and organisations that demonstrate commitment to clinical cancer research and/or education. The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has announced the winner of this year’s ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award as Peter Boyle from the UK, for his long-standing contribution…Continue Reading

iPRI Statement

In the interest of transparency, iPRI wishes it to be made known that the publications below which cite ‘an unrestricted research grant’ were neither iPRI approved studies nor was iPRI in anyway associated with the research grant. Articles in Question Boffetta P, Adami HO, Cole P, Trichopoulos D, Mandel JS. Epidemiologic studies of styrene and…Continue Reading

Physical activity and breast cancer risk

NEWS RELEASE Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age Thursday 20 March, 2014, Glasgow, UK: Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age and any weight, and also unaffected by geographical location, according to research presented to the 9th European…Continue Reading

Deaths from breast cancer fall in Europe

NEWS RELEASE Deaths from breast cancer fall in Europe, but unexplained differences between countries remain Thursday 20 March, 2014, Glasgow, UK: Improvements in treatment, as well as enhanced access to care, underlie the sustained decreases in breast cancer mortality seen in 30 European countries [1] from 1989 to 2010. But there are notable variations between different countries that cannot be…Continue Reading

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer joins Institute

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer joins the University of Strathclyde and International Prevention Research Institute The University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI (SIGPH@IPRI) has announced the arrival of a recognized leader in public health. Sir Harry Burns, currently the Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, will be joining Prof. Peter Boyle as co-director. “I can think of no one more fitting…Continue Reading

Further doubt cast on benefit of vitamin D supplementation for disease prevention

NEWS RELEASE Lyon, France, 6 December 2013 — A comprehensive review of the evidence suggests that low vitamin D levels are not a cause but a consequence of ill health, casting strong doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against acute and chronic disorders such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and even…Continue Reading

Prostate cancer screening using PSA test is harmful

NEWS RELEASE Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Lyon, France, 29 September 2013 — Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown that men experience more harm than good from routine PSA screening, according to research to…Continue Reading