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Medal presented to Miklós Kásler

Aug 26, 2018

Professor Miklós Kásler is a head and neck surgeon who became Director of the National Oncology Institute in Budapest, Hungary in 1986. Since 1994 he has been Professor at Semmelweis University. As Director of the National Institute of Oncology he successfully established the National Cancer Control Program in 1993. Through this and other leadership activities…

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MOU with National Center of Oncology, Azerbaijan

Aug 1, 2018

The International Prevention Research Institute and the National Center of Oncology of the Republic of Azerbaijan are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The focus of this collaboration will be around improving prospects for Cancer Prevention…

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Mamadou Diop

Jul 23, 2018

iPRI would like to welcome our most recent Senior Research Fellow, Professor Mamadou Diop. Professor Mamadou Diop received his Doctorate Degree in Medicine in 1993 at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in Senegal. From January 1989 to December 1992…

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Mamadou Diop receives award at NCID 2018

Jul 13, 2018

Mamadou Diop is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cancer Institute of Dakar in Senegal (institute Joliot-Curie service de de cancérologie de l’hôpital A. Le Dantec). This is the only Hospital in Sénégal which is dedicated to cancer. The…

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Twalib Ngoma receives award at NCID 2018

Jul 12, 2018

Professor Twalib Ngoma is a Radiotherapist who currently works in Muhimbili University Hospital. He is the founder of Tanzania’s National Cancer Institute based at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute. Twalib has been a leading figure in Oncology in Africa and…

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Trish Scanlan receives award at NCID 2018

Jul 11, 2018

Dr Scanlan is a Paediatric Oncologist who left her native Ireland to work in Muhimbili Hospital in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania. Since her arrival the survival from childhood cancer has increased quite dramatically. She has re-organised the treatment pathway for children and…

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Autier invited in debate on Mammography Screening

May 29, 2018

Dr. Philippe Autier, vice-President Population Research of the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI),  participated in a radio debate on Mammagraphy Screening on French radio station “France Inter”. “Breast cancer: how about screening? Mammography screening is at the centre of a…

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Boyle awarded Chancellor’s Medal

May 25, 2018

Professor Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) and Director of the Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI, has been awarded the Chancellor’s Medal of the University of Strathclyde. This prestigious award is an annual…

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Boyle delivers Macewen Lecture

May 11, 2018

At the annual International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, held in Liverpool, Professor Peter Boyle was honoured to deliver the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Macewen Lecture entitled ‘Guidelines for a…

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More iPRI News

Gilles Guillot

Mar 6, 2018

iPRI is delighted to announce the arrival of Dr Gilles Guillot to the position of Vice-President Biostatistics at the International Prevention Research Institute. Gilles Guillot was born in Lyon, France and obtained his PhD at the University of Grenoble. He…

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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…

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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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NCID 2017

May 19, 2017

The twelfth meeting of the National Cancer Institute Directors meeting took place in Lyon between 17th and 19th July, 2017. Hosted by the World Prevention Alliance (WPA), that works closely with the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), the 2017 NCID…

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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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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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News Releases

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer joins Institute

Jan 23, 2014

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer joins the University of Strathclyde and International Prevention Research Institute The University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health at iPRI (SIGPH@IPRI) has announced the arrival of a recognized leader in public health. Sir Harry Burns, currently the Chief Medical Officer of…

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Further doubt cast on benefit of vitamin D supplementation for disease prevention

Dec 6, 2013

NEWS RELEASE Lyon, France, 6 December 2013 — A comprehensive review of the evidence suggests that low vitamin D levels are not a cause but a consequence of ill health, casting strong doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect…

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Prostate Cancer Screening using the PSA Test Does more Harm than Good

Oct 4, 2013

NEWS RELEASE Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Lyon, France, 29 September 2013 — Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is widely used in France despite a lack of evidence showing that it reduces cancer deaths. Now, researchers have shown…

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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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