Miri Ziv is a Medical Sociologist and serves as a member of various national and global councils, providing guidance on issues relating to cancer control – and all facets of the fight against cancer diseases. Miri Ziv is active both locally and globally. She works towards initiating and implementing national projects, especially in the area…

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The ninth meeting of National Cancer Institute Directors will take place in Lyon between 9th and 11th July, 2014 as decided last year. The previous meeting attracted 80 participants from 45 countries at varying levels of income and resource level. The 2014 meeting has already attracted a great deal of interest and several projects initiated at our last meeting have come to fruition and the results will be presented this year.

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André-Robert Grivegnée is Head of the Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic at Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels. As a radiologist, he is Head of the Senology Unit in the same Institution. He is Professor at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles). He is involved in Breast Screening Programs in Belgium and at the European…

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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 any weight, and also unaffected by geographical location, according to research presented to the 9th European…

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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 [1] from 1989 to 2010. But there are notable variations between different countries that cannot be…

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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 diagnosed annually. This burden has been increasing at a rate of 3.1% per year, and…

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The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI; www.i-pri.org) is an independent research institute with an outstanding Faculty of demonstrated leadership in many fields of epidemiology, health technology assessment and disease prevention. iPRI has experience in epidemiological research and macro health planning with a record of delivering real health and economic value to a range of public…

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Ed Trapido is Associate Dean for Research at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health, Professor and Wendell Gauthier Chair for Cancer Epidemiology, and the Deputy Director for Population Science in the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and immediate past president of the American College of Epidemiology. He also serves as the lead external…

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The “State of Oncology 2013” report has generated substantial media attention around the world since its launch at ECCO on 30th September 2013. A non-exhaustive list is provided below: Noted – Cancer Discovery | Aacrjournals.org 27 nov. 2013 – During the next 50 years, the dominant contributions to the global cancer burden will be from…

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