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David Galloway

Jan 9, 2018

iPRI would like to welcome our most recent Senior Research Fellow, Professor David Galloway. David Galloway is the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He studied at the University of Glasgow where he graduated in Medicine in 1977. His early postgraduate training was focused in the West of Scotland and after…

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Annie Young

Nov 29, 2017

Annie Young, SRN, Phd, is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at Warwick Medical School, working in clinical research. Her research portfolio encompasses the management of thrombosis in cancer patients, symptomatic care including prevention of chemotherapy-associated alopecia and nausea and vomiting. Rehabilitation…

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Academic Appointments for iPRI Faculty

Sep 7, 2017

Two iPRI Faculty have received appointments with the University of Strathclyde situated in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Guillaume Noyel has been appointed Visiting Researcher in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Guillaume is a leading expert on image analysis and is…

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Romualdas Gurevicius

Jul 10, 2017

Romualdas Gurevicius was born in Plunge, Lithuania and in 1974 graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University receiving a diploma of Public Health and Epidemiology. At the same year he started as research fellow at the Lithuanian Cancer…

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Boyle to receive Royal Medal

May 17, 2017

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…

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iPRI Delegation in Vietnam

Apr 28, 2017

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…

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iPRI signs MOU in Ukraine

Apr 3, 2017

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…

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Philippe Vanhems

Feb 17, 2017

Philippe Vanhems graduated as Medical Doctor from Nancy Medical School in 1992. He accomplished his internship in Epidemiology and Public Health and integrated the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Geneva University Hospitals in 1988-1991. He received a grant from…

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Ibolya Nyulasi

Feb 17, 2017

Ibolya Nyulasi is the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Alfred Health, Melbourne Australia. Alfred Health is a multi-campus health service that includes a large quaternary teaching hospital with a major trauma, burns services and a 45…

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More iPRI News

World Cancer Day 2017

Feb 10, 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…

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iPRI 2015-2016 Biennial Report

Feb 5, 2017

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…

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iPRI Stands Against Cancer in Africa

Feb 3, 2017

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…

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iPRI signs MOU with Patients' Organization

Feb 2, 2017

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) Lyon, 1 February 2017 – Today, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the…

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MOU with Ukraine's RE Kavetsky Institute

Jan 30, 2017

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…

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Dan Krewski

Jan 29, 2017

Dan Krewski is currently Scientific Director of the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa, and Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  He holds a Natural Research Council of Canada…

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iPRI Signs MOU in Hungary

Dec 13, 2016

Budapest, 14 December 2016 — Today, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Oncology of Hungary, represented by its Director…

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Health Promotion Foundation Poland sign MOU

Dec 6, 2016

This 5 December 2016, in Nadarzyn, Poland, two European-based organizations with a long-standing commitment to Prevention both in Europe and worldwide, have come together to further enhance each other’s capacity. The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President…

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Tran Van Thuan

Nov 20, 2016

Tran Van Thuan was born in Bac Ninh, Viet Nam and graduated MD, MSC and PhD from Ha Noi Medical University. He studied at Singapore General Hospital in 1998 as a clinical fellow, completed a clinical training course on Medical Oncology…

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Umberto Veronesi RIP

Nov 9, 2016

On November 8th, 2016 the world lost one of the great men of modern Medicine with the passing of Umberto Veronesi. A pioneering surgeon who made many of the great contributions to breast cancer care and treatment, the survival and…

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Boyle Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Oct 27, 2016

Dublin, Saturday 22 October, 2016 – Today Professor Peter Boyle was conferred with Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland at the St. Luke’s Fellowship Admission Ceremony where Honorary Fellows and fellows elect are admitted. The RCPI, founded in…

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Keynote at St. Luke’s

Oct 26, 2016

Dublin, Friday 21 October, 2016 – Today, Professor Peter Boyle gave the keynote lecture, on the topic of Global Public Health, at the Advanced Masterclass during the St. Luke’s Symposium at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). The…

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iPRI Signs MOU with Vietnam

Oct 11, 2016

Hanoi, 7 October 2016 — Today, the International Prevention Research Institute, represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam’s National Cancer Hospital (Hospital K), represented by Professor Tran Van Thuan,…

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David Zaridze presented Award

Sep 23, 2016

On the occasion of the 11th Annual Meeting of Cancer Institute Directors (NCID2016), Professor David Zaridze was presented with the World Prevention Alliance / International Prevention Research Institute award in recognition of his contribution to Cancer Control. Professor Zaridze was…

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Pat Loehrer presented Award

Sep 21, 2016

On the occasion of the 11th Annual Meeting of Cancer Institute Directors (NCID2016), Dr Patrick Loehrer was presented with the World Prevention Alliance/International Prevention Research Institute award in recognition of his contribution to Cancer Control. Dr. Loehrer is director of…

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David Byrne presented Award

Sep 15, 2016

On the occasion of the 11th Annual Meeting of Cancer Institute Directors (NCID2016), Mr. David Byrne was presented with the World Prevention Alliance / International Prevention Research Institute award in recognition of his contribution to Cancer Control. The former Barrister…

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Eye-Light

Aug 16, 2016

Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of the eye that can affect anyone who has diabetes either type I or type II. It causes damage to the blood vessels that supply the retina – the seeing part of the eye. Worse, it lacks…

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NCID 2016 Awards

Jul 26, 2016

During this past 2016 National Cancer Institute Directors meeting in Lyon, France, iPRI and WPA President Professor Peter Boyle was proud to present three awards for outstanding service to the fight against cancer worldwide. David Byrne David Byrne, a former practising…

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Melinda Magyari

Jul 2, 2016

Melinda Magyari, born in Transylvania, obtained her medical degree from the University of Southern Denmark. In 2008 she specialised in neurology and obtained her PhD at the University of Copenhagen in 2014. Dr. Magyari is currently the Head of The…

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Christian Partensky

May 27, 2016

Christian Partensky has been Professor of Digestive Surgery at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon since 1977 and Head of the Department of HPB Surgery at the Edouard Herriot Hospital of Lyon since from 1981 to 2007. After 2007, he…

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Adil Aljarrah

May 3, 2016

Adil Aljarrah, graduated from the University la-Sapienza with honours. He completed his general surgery and breast surgery residency in Scotland obtaining a fellowship in general surgery FRCS (Glasgow) and FRCSI (Ireland). Adil then started intensive research in breast cancer epidemiology at Edinburgh…

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News Releases

Colorectal Cancer: Fall in Death Rates is Attributable to Screening Programmes

Oct 4, 2013

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,…

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The State of Oncology 2013 – new report draws attention to urgent need to tackle disparities in cancer care worldwide

Sep 30, 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…

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Joint Strathclyde iPRI institute to deal with global health issues

Jun 18, 2013

NEWS RELEASE A major initiative to tackle global health problems was launched today at the University of Strathclyde. The Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health is a new collaboration in research and education between the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow…

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8th National Cancer Institute Directors meeting, Lyon, 10-12 July, 2013

Apr 22, 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…

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Institute of Global Public Health established in Lyon and Glasgow

Dec 12, 2012

NEWS RELEASE Glasgow, Scotland (UK) / Lyon, France, 12 December 2012 — The University of Strathclyde has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Prevention Research Institute to establish the Institute of Global Public Health. The new Institute…

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