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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 in 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

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 immediate…More

‘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 from…More

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 series…More

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 of…More

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 space…More

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 deaths…More

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 of…More

News Releases

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

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 early…Continue Reading

The State of Oncology 2013

 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 cancer…Continue Reading