"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


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Regional Ministerial Conference on Partnership and Cooperation in Oncology

Jun 18, 2019

Declaration in the Fields of Oncological Training, Research and Development among the Countries of the Central and Eastern European and the Central Asian Region Representatives of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia met on 12th June, 2019 in Budapest for the first Regional Ministerial Conference on Partnership and Cooperation in Oncology…

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Boyle gave inaugural lecture at Calisia World Conference

Jun 18, 2019

On 10th June 2019, Peter Boyle gave the inaugural lecture on ‘Health, Wellbeing and the Family’ at the Calisia World Conference on Family Health. Professor Boyle noted that ill-health, in particular chronic ill-health, can have a profound effect on the…

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Country reports EU 1950-2015

Jun 11, 2019

Budapest, 12th June 2019The Report “Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Europe, 1950-2015” has been presented at the Ministerial Meeting in Budapest (Hungary). Chronic diseases such as Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…

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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…

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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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More iPRI News

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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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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News Releases

Physical activity reduces breast cancer risk

Mar 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age Thursday 20 March, 2014, Glasgow, UK: Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age and…

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Deaths from breast cancer fall in Europe

Mar 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Deaths from breast cancer fall in Europe, but unexplained differences between countries remain Thursday 20 March, 2014, Glasgow, UK: Improvements in treatment, as well as enhanced access to care, underlie the sustained decreases in breast cancer mortality seen in 30 European countries…

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Breast Cancer 2013: Good news, Bad news

Mar 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Where are we with Breast Cancer in 2013: Good news for some, bad for others Thursday 20 March, 2014, Glasgow, UK: The global burden of breast cancer remains immense in 2013, with over 1.6 million new cases being…

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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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