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Boyle to receive Royal Medal

Today, The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the RSE Council’s recommendations for the 2017 RSE Royal Medals.

Professor Peter Boyle, CorrFRSE FMEDSci, President of The International Prevention Research Institute and Director of The University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health, is being recognised for his outstanding contribution to global cancer control and public health policy.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters. It was founded in 1783 by Royal Charter for ‘the advancement of learning and useful knowledge’. The RSE recognises excellence through awarding prizes and medals, the highest of which is the RSE Royal Medal.

RSE Royal Medals were instituted by Her Majesty The Queen – who is a patron of the RSE – to mark the Millennium and have been awarded since then with her express approval. These accolades are awarded for distinction and international repute in any of the following categories: Life Sciences; Physical and Engineering Sciences; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business and Commerce. Previous recipients have included Nobel Laureates such as Sir James Black, Sir James Mirrlees and theoretical phycicist Professor Peter Higgs, as well as the distinguished Scottish historian Professor Thomas Devine.

Professor Boyle looks forward to the presentation ceremony with humility and anticipation.

More information can be found at www.rse.org.uk

Cancer is… Attacking Africa (Updated 22-min version)

Show it in your school, university, NGO, UN organization… Let us know how it went! Cancer is… Attacking Africa is the fifth full length documentary film on cancer co-produced by Cemil Alyanak and Peter Boyle. The film takes us through Africa’s troubled cancer panorama revealing problems that, if not addressed immediately, will result in senseless suffering… Continue Reading

iPRI Delegation in Vietnam

iPRI continues to strengthen its ties to Vietnam’s Hospital K and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Following on the recent signing of an MOU between iPRI and Vietnam, several iPRI scientists were present at a recent meeting to share best practices in Breast Cancer diagnostics and treatment. Professor Van Thuan, Director of Hospital K in… Continue Reading

iPRI signs MOU in Ukraine

On Tuesday March 20th, 2017, the International Prevention Research Institute (Lyon, France), represented by its President Professor Peter Boyle, and the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), represented by its Rector, Professor Yuriy V. Voronenko, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Public Health.… Continue Reading

World Cancer Day 2017

Is Africa once again the forgotten continent of global public health response? We fear it is. How else can one explain how international organizations, donors, much of civil society and African governments themselves, are by and large either unaware or ignoring the rise of Cancer in Africa? How is it possible that still today, over… Continue Reading

iPRI 2015-2016 Biennial Report

iPRI is pleased to present its 2015-2016 Biennial Report. Increasingly international attention is turning towards a focus on prevention. Prevention ranges over Primary Prevention, to reduce the risk of particular diseases, through Secondary Prevention, identifying chronic diseases early in their natural history when clinical disease may be avoided or the disease identified when it is… Continue Reading

Report: The State of Oncology in Africa

The State of Oncology in Africa The Report’s Executive Summary Written about cancer in Africa by health professionals working in Africa or international colleagues working closely with Africa, identifies ‘The State of Oncology in Africa, 2015’ as a unique report. Overall, it paints a depressing and deplorable picture of the current situation regarding cancer in… Continue Reading

iPRI Stands Against Cancer in Africa

The International Prevention Research Institute stands with all those concerned with African Public Health. In the past decade, Global Public Health seems to have lowered the intensity of prior decades and yet, as was the case with the rise of HIV, Africa continues to have new health challenges. One particular challenge is URGENT. Indeed, the rise of… Continue Reading

iPRI signs MOU with Ukraine's RE Kavetsky Institute of Experimental and Clinical Oncology

iPRI Signs MOU with RE Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology, National Academy of Science of Ukraine Kyiv, 26 January 2017 — Today, the International Prevention Research Institute, represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the RE Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology… Continue Reading

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Founded in 2009 with the broad goal of contributing to the improvement of health in populations worldwide, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) aims to increase prospects for prevention through training, education, prevention research and research into causes worldwide with a focus on low and lower-middle income countries.

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