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iPRI welcomes Mark Dumenil

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 varietyMore

The Cancer Letter interviews Peter Boyle

The Cancer Letter interviews Peter Boyle

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 patientsMore

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 hisMore

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 ofMore

Dr. Ed Trapido becomes iPRI Senior Research Fellow

iPRI is delighted to announce that Dr. Ed Trapido joins as Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Edward Trapido is Associate Dean for Research at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health, Professor and Wendell Gauthier Chair for Cancer Epidemiology, and the Deputy Director for Population Science in the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and immediateMore

‘State of Oncology 2013′ media coverage

The “State of Oncology 2013″ report has generated substantial media attention around the world since its launch at ECCO on 30th September 2013. A non-exhaustive list is provided below: Noted – Cancer Discovery | Aacrjournals.org 27 nov. 2013 – During the next 50 years, the dominant contributions to the global cancer burden will be fromMore

Peter Boyle is Inaugural John A Rock Visiting Scholar at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

John A Rock was formerly the Chancellor of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and since that time has served as the Dean of the School of Medicine at Florida International University. He established this endowed lectureship for the school. Professor Boyle was the first recipient and gave his lecture and participated in a seriesMore

The State of Oncology 2013

The State of Oncology 2013

Although the global burden of cancer is not known with precision, there are various, although disparate estimates made. It is estimated that global cancer burden has doubled over the last 25 years and is set to double again before 2030. Not only have the incidence and the mortality both increased, but with more and more patients alive within five years of diagnosis, the prevalence has been growing at an even quicker rate. This is of substantial importance for health service provision and its costs, since the five-year period after diagnosis is the time when many cancer patients are receiving active treatment and intense follow-up. Given this current situation, it seemed appropriate to examine the worldwide ‘State of Oncology’ in 2013.More

Prof. Little and Dr. Vaught join iPRI

iPRI is delighted to announce that Prof. Little and Dr. Vaught join as Senior Research Fellows. Julian Little, PhD holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, and is a Professor in (and Chair of) the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. His PhD, from Aberdeen University, was on problems ofMore

Office expansion

The International Prevention Research Institute has extended its premises at the Ecully Offices. The additional office space proved necessary with the expansion of research activities and the corresponding necessity to increase staffing levels. In addition, the establishment of the Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI has consequences for space and staffing. The additional spaceMore

Cancer Epidemiology: Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations

iPRI is pleased to announce the publication of the book “Cancer Epidemiology – Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations”, co-edited by Amr Soliman, University of Nebraska Medical Center, David Schottenfeld, University of Michigan and Paolo Boffetta, Vice-President Research in iPRI. According to the World Health Organization’s 2008 GLOBOCAN report, 64% of global cancer deathsMore

8th National Cancer Institute Directors meeting, Lyon, 10-12 July, 2013

The eighth meeting of National Cancer Institute Directors will take place in Lyon between 10th and 12th July, 2013. As requested by participants, the focus on cancer care will continue to increase with the sharing of experience in a wide variety of resource settings underlined. Highlights this year will include: the launch of State ofMore

iPRI Welcomes Mark Clanton

iPRI Welcomes Mark Clanton

The International Prevention Research Institute is proud to welcome a new iPRI Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Mark Clanton. In 2006, Mark Clanton served as the principal Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, under NCI Director Andrew von Eschenbach.  His duties included providing senior executive oversight of the NCI Cancer CenterMore

Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health published

Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health published

Oxford University Press has just published the milestone book: ‘Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health’. This is the second in the series following ‘Tobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health’, now in its second edition. The publication brings together scientific knowledge and public health policy in order to address the increasing important issues of alcohol use and abuse. It wasMore

Phillipe Autier receives certificate of excellence

Phillipe Autier receives certificate of excellence

The European Journal of Cancer has granted Dr Philippe Autier, Vice-President Population Research at iPRI, a certificate of excellence in reviewing in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal. We congratulate Dr Philippe Autier for this recognition. iPRI is committed to defending and furthering the quality of science.

World Breast Cancer Report launched

World Breast Cancer Report launched

Washington DC, World Cancer Day, 4 February 2013 – Today, the 2012 World Breast Cancer Report was officially launched at the Global Women’s Cancer Summit. The 600-page report was authored by experts from a wide range of countries on all continents. Breast cancer has been known and written about for millennia and has been theMore

Publication of p53 book

Publication of p53 book

iPRI is pleased to announce the publication of the book “p53 in the Clinics”, co-edited by Pierre Hainaut, Research Director in iPRI, Magali Olivier, IARC, and Klas G. Wiman, Karolinska Institutet. This book follows the success of 25 Years of p53 Research and condensates in a series of authoritative chapters the considerable progress on the applicationsMore

Review of the first iPRI textbook

Review of the first iPRI textbook

A review of the first “iPRI Scientific Publication”, Textbook on Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology on September 18th, 2012. Click here to read the review: Am J Epidemiol. 2012;176(7):656–657.

Prof. Boyle, honorary Doctor of Laws

Prof. Boyle, honorary Doctor of Laws

The University of Dundee has honoured leading figures from Scotland and the world at its summer Graduations in June 2012. Peter Boyle was honoured to be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa in recognition of his contribution to Global Public Health. Professor Pete Downes, Principal of the University of Dundee, said, “Our HonoraryMore

Dr. Greco joins iPRI

iPRI is delighted to announce that Dr Donato Greco joins as Senior Research Fellow. He has founded and later directed the National Centre for Epidemiology of the National Institute of Health of Italy, where he served for 32 years. Donato Greco was born in Naples, Italy, and graduated in medicine with a specialisation in infectious diseases,More

News Releases

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 andContinue Reading

Physical activity reduces 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 EuropeanContinue 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 beContinue Reading

Breast Cancer 2013: Good news, Bad news

NEWS RELEASE Where are we with Breast Cancer in 2013: Good news for some, bad for others Thursday 20 March, 2014, Glasgow, UK: The global burden of breast cancer remains immense in 2013, with over 1.6 million new cases being diagnosed annually. This burden has been increasing at a rate of 3.1% per year, andContinue 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 fittingContinue 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 evenContinue Reading

Prostate Cancer Screening using the PSA Test Does more Harm than Good

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 toContinue Reading

Colorectal Cancer: Fall in Death Rates is Attributable to Screening Programmes

NEWS RELEASE Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Lyon, France, 28 September 2013 — Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in European countries is highly effective in reducing mortality from the disease. Some of the resources currently being devoted to breast and prostate screening programmes, where the evidence of effectiveness is much less clear-cut, should be reallocated to the earlyContinue Reading

The State of Oncology 2013 – new report draws attention to urgent need to tackle disparities in cancer care worldwide

 NEWS RELEASE Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Lyon, France, 30 September 2013 — A proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has been presented at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013). While much progress has been made against cancerContinue Reading

Joint Strathclyde iPRI institute to deal with global health issues

NEWS RELEASE A major initiative to tackle global health problems was launched today at the University of Strathclyde. The Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health is a new collaboration in research and education between the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) in Lyon, France. The Institute will develop new,Continue Reading