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Methodology

European Code Against Cancer

About the module

35 minutes long

Interactive

Includes a final quiz

Includes links to references

About the lecturers

Dr Carolina Espina

Scientist in the Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch (IARC)

Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram

Deputy Head of the Cancer Surveillance Branch (IARC)

Dr Mary Schubauer-Berigan

Deputy Head of the Evidence Synthesis and Classification Branch, and Head of the IARC Monographs Programme

Dr Martin Wiseman

Medical and Scientific Adviser to the World Cancer Research Fund International

Dr Beatrice Lauby-Secretan

Deputy Head of the Evidence Synthesis and Classification Branch, and Head of the IARC Handbooks Programme

Dr Partha Basu

Deputy Head of the Early Detection, Prevention and Infections Branch (IARC)

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the methodology used to develop the recommendations of the 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer.
  • Understand how scientific evidence is evaluated and used, and identify the authoritative sources of evidence used to update the 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer.
  • Understand what is meant by a “modifiable risk factor”, and the “population attributable fraction” or PAF.
  • Distinguish between hazard and risk and give examples.

This module is part of a comprehensive online learning curriculum on the European Code Against Cancer, 4th edition.

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