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Celebrating Ten Years

Mar 25, 2019

iPRI is pleased to be entering its tenth year of academic and scientific endeavours. We do so recognising our many partners and stakeholders, without whom our efforts would be greater and the results lesser. In coming weeks, the International Prevention Research Institute will ramp up its announcements, culminating in the official marking of our 10-Year…

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iPRI 2017-2018 Biennial Report

Mar 13, 2019

The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its founding (April, 2009) and has recently moved from Ecully-ouest-Lyon into more spacious premises in Dardilly-ouest-Lyon.

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iPRI signs MOU with INEN

Dec 3, 2018

The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) is delighted to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN) (National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases), based in Lima, Peru. This was signed in Lima by…

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Jean-François Doré interviewed regarding sunbed use

Oct 18, 2018

Professor Jean-François Doré, Senior Research Fellow of the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), has been interviewed recently on French television (M6) regarding the health risks associated with sunbed use. Professor Doré emphasised that “the use of sunbeds and the exposure…

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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…

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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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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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Jean-Louis Touraine

Nov 5, 2015

Jean-Louis Touraine has been a Professor in Nephrology, Immunology and Transplantation at the Claude Bernard University of Lyon since 1979. From 1986 to 2012 he was Head of the Department of Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, Hôpital Edouard Herriot. Research work…

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Physical activity and breast cancer risk

Jun 11, 2015

From 29 May till 2 June 2015 Cécile Pizot, Research Officer at iPRI, participated in the 2015 ASCO annual meeting in Chicago. She presented her work on physical activity, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer risk during the poster…

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ASSET Summer School

May 29, 2015

Within the activities of the EU-funded project ASSET of which iPRI is partner, we have the pleasure to announce the first “Summer School on Science in Society related issues in Pandemics”, which will be held in Rome, Italy, from 21st to 24th…

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The Health of Nations

Apr 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 – A review has been published in The Lancet today. The Health of Nations Prevention of infectious diseases and other global health threats will rely on tackling poverty, a senior researcher argues. Peter Ranscombe reports. Tackling poverty in…

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Jean-Claude Mbanya

Apr 2, 2015

Jean-Claude Mbanya is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Director Biotechnology Center and Coordinator Doctoral School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 and Adjunct Professor…

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Derek Yach

Apr 2, 2015

Derek Yach has focused his career on advancing global health. He is currently the Executive Director of the Vitality Institute. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo where he supported portfolio…

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News Releases

Dr Otis Brawley joins Johns Hopkins

Jan 25, 2019

Dr Otis Brawley, iPRI Senior Research Fellow, has taken up the position of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. He leaves his position at the American Cancer Society where he was extremely influential in contributing…

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Agreement for closer collaboration with IEO

Nov 26, 2018

Today, 26th November 2018,  in Milan, Ing. Mauro Melis, CEO of the Istituto Europeo di Oncology (IEO) and Professor Peter Boyle, signed an agreement for closer collaboration. The IEO, guided by its Scientific Director Professor Roberto Orecchia, has developed an…

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Jean-François Doré interviewed regarding sunbed use

Oct 18, 2018

Professor Jean-François Doré, Senior Research Fellow of the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), has been interviewed recently on French television (M6) regarding the health risks associated with sunbed use. Professor Doré emphasised that “the use of sunbeds and the exposure…

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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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Breast Cancer Screening Statement

May 9, 2018

iPRI calls for an independent inquiry into the effectiveness of Mammographic Screening for Breast Cancer and supports the review ordered by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Health into the recent error made by England’s National Health…

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