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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 half of Africa’s countries do not have radiotherapy equipment? Why is it that another half of the continent considers opioids to be worthy of a legal ban, believing that medical morphine is a path to national addiction when data shows that it clearly is not?

For two years, iPRI has researched and documented Africa’s cancer problem in-depth. Its resulting output is a report, entitled The State of Oncology in Africa 2015 and a full length documentary film Cancer is… Attacking Africa. Both come to the same clear conclusions: Cancer in Africa is a clear and present danger. The good news, as is often the case, is that something can be done, but unity and expediency are required.

In its 2017 World Cancer Day video, Professor Peter Boyle, the Report’s Editor in Chief and the Co-Producer of the film, as well as Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society and Senior Editor of the Report, both emphacise this urgency. We hope that the call to action of two such eminent scientists and policy experts will help to create some momentum.

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

Cancer is… Attacking Africa (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

Articles published in 2017

Boniol M, Koechlin A, Sorahan T, Jakobsson K, Boyle P. Cancer incidence in cohorts of workers in the rubber manufacturing industry first employed since 1975 in United Kingdom and Sweden. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jan 6. pii: oemed-2016-103989. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2016-103989. [Epub ahead of print][PMID:28062833] Cruz Vargas de Leon and Alberto d’Onofrio. Global Stability of Infectious… Continue Reading

Articles published in 2016

Mullie P, Pizot C, Autier P. Daily milk consumption and all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 2016 Dec 8;16(1):1236. [PMID:27927192] d’Onofrio A. Spatio-temporal epidemic models and public health: Comment on “Pattern transitions in spatial epidemics: Mechanisms and emergent properties” by Gui-Quan Sun et… Continue Reading

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness (SIVE)

Each year, influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality, particularly in people aged ≥65 years and those with underlying serious comorbidities. In the USA, for example, it has been estimated that influenza is responsible for 186,000 excess hospitalisations and 44,000 excess deaths at a cost of $87B per year. In England, influenza-related mortality is estimated to… 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


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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