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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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Dr. Guigaz, French Ambassador for the Global Fund

Jan 6, 2012

We are delighted to announce that, as of the 5th of January, Mireille Guigaz has been appointed by the French Conseil des Ministres as the French Ambassador for the Global Fund to fight HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Mireille Guigaz held this position for…

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Dr. Boniol, President of EUROSKIN

Dec 16, 2011

iPRI is proud to announce that, as of the 12th of December, 2011, Dr Mathieu Boniol has been unanimously elected President of EUROSKIN for a period of two years. The European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention, EUROSKIN, is an independent…

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Dr. Guigaz awarded

Dec 14, 2011

iPRI is proud to announce that one of our Senior Research Fellows, Dr. Mireille Guigaz, is awarded the French National Order of Merit (Commander’s class). The whole iPRI team congratulates her.

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ITFoM at the FET Flagship Midterm Conference

Nov 24, 2011

The ITFoM (IT Future of Medicine) project will present outcomes and achievements of the past six months at the FET Flagship Midterm Conference and Exhibition in Warsaw on 24-25 November. The conference will also provide a forum for bilateral discussions…

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Summer School 2012: Call for applicants open, deadline 12/31/2011

Oct 21, 2011

Following the great success of the 2011 course, healthcare professionals from around the world will be gathering in Dundee once more for our third Summer School in Epidemiology and Global Health, aimed at stimulating research in the prevention of chronic…

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Prof. Sullivan and Prof. Wood join iPRI

Sep 2, 2011

iPRI is delighted to announce that two more internationally renowned experts join as Senior Research Fellows: Prof. Richard Sullivan and Prof. William Wood. Prof. Richard Sullivan is Director of External Affairs at Kings Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre and Director…

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The 1st iPRI scientific publication is available

Aug 26, 2011

iPRI is pleased to announce the publication of the first in a new series “iPRI Scientific Publication”. This first book is a textbook on Epidemiology and Biostatistics of chronic diseases. iPRI acknowledges the need for capacity building in Public Health…

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2nd iPRI-University of Dundee Summer School successfully convened

Aug 2, 2011

Following the overwhelming success of the 2010 Summer School, health professionals from low- and middle-income countries joined faculty from the International Prevention Research Institute and the University of Dundee for the second Summer School in Epidemiology and Global Health, held…

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Breast cancer screening has little to do with falling breast cancer deaths

Jul 29, 2011

An international team of researchers from France, the UK and Norway coordinated by Philippe Autier, Research Director at the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) found that better treatment and improving health systems are more likely to have led to falling…

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DataSHIELD Implementation Workshop

Jun 24, 2011

The DataSHIELD implementation workshop has been successfully held at the IPRI headquarters in Lyon. A joint collaboration of: DataSHIELD (Data aggregation through anonymous summary-statistics from harmonized individual level databases) is a new concept that allows for individual level meta-analysis without…

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6th NCID Meeting 2011: a real success

May 20, 2011

Over eighty participants from 35 countries participated in the recent meeting of Cancer Institute Directors held by iPRI in Lyon between 16th-18th May, 2011. Among other issues they have agreed to form an Alliance to tackle global cancer issues. More…

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ITFoM: an IT revolution for health

May 3, 2011

The European Future Technologies (FET) Conference and Exhibition 2011 in Budapest on 4th May 2011 will mark the official launch of the futuristic FET Flagship Initiatives by Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for the European Digital Agenda. FET Flagships are large-scale,…

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Prof. Tuncer and Prof. Zatoński join iPRI

Apr 15, 2011

iPRI is proud to announce the joining of Prof Murat Tuncer and Prof Witold Zatoński as Senior Research Fellows. Witold Zatoński M.D., Ph.D., is a Director and Professor in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention at Cancer Center &…

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6th NCID meeting in Lyon

Apr 11, 2011

Cancer Centre Directors and leading cancer scientists will meet at iPRI between 16-18th May, 2011. The informative programme will range over presentation of forthcoming advances in oncology and new initiatives in cancer prevention and research. Over 80 experts from a…

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OncoTrack kicks off search for novel genomic cancer diagnostics

Mar 9, 2011

OncoTrack, an international consortium of over 60 scientists, managed by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, launches one of Europe’s largest collaborative academic-industry research projects to develop and assess novel approaches for identification of new…

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Dr. Guigaz and Prof. Sullivan join iPRI

Mar 3, 2011

iPRI is delighted to announce that two more internationally renowned experts have recently joined as Senior Research Fellows: Dr Mireille Guigaz, a French Ambassador and expert in Public Health and International Development and Prof Frank Sullivan, Director of the Division…

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Study Confirms Body Weight Influences on Death

Feb 25, 2011

A study of more than 1 million Asians found that those who were a normal weight were far less likely to die from any cause than individuals whose body-mass index (BMI) was too high or low. A similar association was…

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Prof. Boyle, Member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Feb 21, 2011

Heading 1 Test It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Peter Boyle as Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, from December 2010. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) is the most important and prestigious learned…

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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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