"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labour of being sick." Thomas Adams, 1618"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labour of being sick."
Thomas Adams, 1618

Books

The International Prevention Research Institute is committed to the publication of evidence-based books that positively contribute to Global Public Health. iPRI either funds these publications entirely or, when relevant, obtains unrestricted grants. In all cases, iPRI exercises complete editorial control and independence.

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 curable, and Tertiary Prevention, preventing patients with disease from dying from their disease. Successful prevention relies on having secure information…

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Report: The State of Oncology in Africa

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 Africa …

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

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 be as high as 8600 deaths per year. National vaccination strategies represent a potentially important approach to reducing both influenza-related…

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Mathematical Oncology 2013

With chapters on free boundaries, constitutive equations, stochastic dynamics, nonlinear diffusion–consumption, structured populations, and applications of optimal control theory, this volume presents the most significant recent results in the field of mathematical oncology. It highlights the work of world-class research teams, and explores how different researchers approach the same problem in various ways. Tumors are complex entities that present numerous challenges to the mathematical modeler. First and foremost, they grow. Thus their spatial mean field…

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The State of Oncology 2013

Breast cancer has been known and written about for millennia and has been the subject of research into its treatment and causes for centuries. Despite all this interest and activity, breast cancer remains a major and growing threat to global Public Health. This Report set out …

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Cancer Epidemiology: Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations

Foreword According to the World Health Organization’s 2008 GLOBOCAN report, 64% of global cancer deaths —and 56% of cancer cases— were registered in countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. So while cancer is unquestionably a global burden, its reach in the developing world points to the need for specialized study on cancer in these countries. Cancer Epidemiology: Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Special Populations reviews the current status of cancer epidemiologic research and training—rationale,…

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Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health

Oxford University Press has just published the milestone book: ‘Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health’. This is the second in the series following ‘Tobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health’, now in its second edition. The publication brings together scientific knowledge and public health policy in order to address the increasing important issues of alcohol use and abuse. It was written and edited by distinguished experts in alcohol policy from around the world, providing a global perspective on the public health issue. All…

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p53 in the Clinics

Foreword Initially ignored by many researchers as an outsider molecule of minor importance in carcinogenesis, p53 took over 10 years to rise to the status of “guardian of the genome (1992)” and “molecule of the year” (1993). Yet, despite all the hype of the 1990s, the path from molecular discoveries to clinical application has been frustratingly long and winding for p53. It is only in recent years that breakthroughs have started to accumulate, opening doors…

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World Breast Cancer Report 2012

World Breast Cancer Report 2012

Breast cancer has been known and written about for millennia and has been the subject of research into its treatment and causes for centuries. Despite all this interest and activity, breast cancer remains a major and growing threat to global Public Health. This Report set out …

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Preface Faced with unprecedented growth and ageing of the world population, the dramatic increases in the global burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and vascular disease will pose increasing challenges for health care and its delivery worldwide. This will be especially true in lower-resource countries, already struggling to cope with the current health situation and largely unprepared for the coming increases in what have been widely considered, until recently, diseases of high-resource countries.…

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