World Cancer Report Updates

The Learning Platform from the 2020 World Cancer Report

Discuss the latest scientific evidence.

Learn from other disciplines and geographical regions.

Break down silos.

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Learning Opportunities

Self-paced resources

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Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention – Teaching Toolkit

This freely accessible online teaching toolkit is designed to support anyone involved in transmitting knowledge and skills on cancer research for cancer prevention. It includes modifiable Power Point slides, suggested quizzes and exercises, links to relevant data visualization tools, and useful references. The first module of the toolkit, “Rationale and Scope of Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention”, is now available.
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Webinar Recording: Polygenic Scores for Cancer Prevention

What is the current status of research on polygenic scores? What are the main opportunities and limitations of polygenic scores for cancer prevention? How could polygenic scores be applied clinically for cancer prevention in the future? Watch the recording from the 6th World Cancer Report Updates webinar to find out!
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Live events

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6 DECEMBER 2022 – Live Webinar: The Present and Future of Lung Cancer Screening

What is the current evidence on lung cancer screening? How can risk prediction and biomarkers contribute to make lung cancer screening more effective and efficient? What role could artificial intelligence play in lung cancer screening? To find out, join us for the seventh World Cancer Report Updates webinar.

About

The World Cancer Report Updates platform provides learning resources and opportunities related to selected content (or highlights) from the 2020 World Cancer Report, as well as current developments in cancer research for cancer prevention.

It aims to widely disseminate knowledge about these highlights and to invite researchers and professionals to learn about these topics from different perspectives.

Highlights from the 2020 World Cancer Report

Read more about each of those highlights on the IARC World Cancer Report webpage.

Socioeconomic Disparities

In diverse countries (including high-income countries), socioeconomic disparities limit the impact of proven preventive interventions.

Body Weight

Although excess body fatness increases the risk of cancers at various organ sites, including the colon and rectum, the risk may be reduced by intentional weight loss.

Individual Susceptibility

Individual susceptibility to particular cancers is increasingly understood from molecular technology.

HPV Vaccination

Cervical cancer may be eliminated as a public health problem by vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, even in low-income countries where cervical cancer is the major cancer type.

Pollution

Cancer-causing pollution of air and water are amenable to intervention by technological and regulatory means.

Sporadic Cancers

Deaths from sporadic cancers (i.e. cancers for which no recognized exposure accounts for tumour development) may be prevented by screening or earlier diagnosis.

Tobacco

Tobacco use continues to be a major cause of cancer worldwide.

Sun Exposure

Protective options are being taken against hazardous exposure to sunlight.

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