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"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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Breast Cancer Screening Statement

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 Service that reportedly excluded 450,000 women from a previously promised mammography. Breast cancer is the…

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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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Continued Breast Cancer Mortality Decline

NEWS RELEASE AND COMMENTS BY iPRI SENIOR FACULTY News Release Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Decline in Many Countries South Korea, parts of Latin America are exceptions SAN ANTONIO — Breast cancer mortality rates continue to decline in many nations, but a review of mortality trends in 47 countries around the world indicates some significant disparities,…

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Umberto Veronesi RIP

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 quality of life of millions of women with breast cancer have benefited from Veronesi’s lifetime…

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Adil Aljarrah

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 Breast Unit and the University of Edinburgh obtaining a postgraduate MD from Edinburgh University. He then…

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Mammography Benefits Overestimated

An in-depth review of randomised trials on screening for breast, colo-rectal, cervical, prostate and lung cancers, published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, shows that the benefits of mammographic screening are likely to have been over-estimated.

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Physical activity and breast cancer risk

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 session on Monday 1 June 2015. Her work highlights that increasing physical activity is associated with…

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Paul Ndom

Paul Ndom was born in Cameroon and graduated MD from the Faculty of Medicine (CUSS), University of Yaounde. He is: Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Yaounde I, in charge of training in oncology; Head of Medical Oncology Service in Yaounde General Hospital since 1997; President of an NGO called SOCHIMIO (; Past President…

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