"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

Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Romualdas Gurevicius

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 Research Institute and subsequently became head of the Cancer Control Department, Head of the Lithuanian…

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Boyle to receive Royal Medal

On May 17, 2017, 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. On Friday 7 July 2017, Professor Peter Boyle, CorrFRSE FMEDSci, President of The International Prevention Research Institute and Director of The University of Strathclyde Institute of Global…

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Boyle to receive Royal Medal

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 The University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health, is being recognised for his outstanding…

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Cancer is… Attacking Africa (Updated 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…

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iPRI Delegation in Vietnam

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 practices in Breast Cancer diagnostics and treatment. Professor Van Thuan, Director of Hospital K in…

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Philippe Vanhems

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 the National Swiss Research Foundation to complete his PhD training in Public Health at the…

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Ibolya Nyulasi

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 bed ICU. It also has a comprehensive cancer program including radiotherapy and bone marrow transplant…

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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…

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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…

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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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