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Posts Tagged ‘melanoma’

Jean-François Doré interviewed regarding sunbed use

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 to artificial ultraviolet radiation has been demonstrated to increase the risk of skin cancer and…

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Melanoma Deaths Could Fall by 2050

NEWS RELEASE Experts predict melanoma death rates will fall by 2050, but numbers of deaths will increase unless effective treatments are developed Amsterdam, The Netherlands: By 2050 the death rates from malignant melanoma will have decreased from their current levels but the numbers of people dying from the disease will have increased due to the…

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Tanning booths and melanoma in France

On 12-13 March 2015, Professor Mathieu Boniol, Vice-President of Biostatistics at iPRI, participated in the 17th National Days of Photodermatologie organised by the French Society of Dermatology. Professor Boniol presented a terrifying balance: each year 203 melanoma cases are attributed to the use of tanning booths in France. Below is the article published on 25 March…

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The Big Burn

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Fighting entrenched industries is no easy task, not even for governments. We all know how long it took the public interest sector to win campaign battles against tobacco; and the war is not yet won. The artificial tanning industry is no less of a behemoth. For years they have managed to keep our psyche convinced…

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Jean-François Doré

Jean-François Doré was born in 1940 in Fécamp, France, graduated LSc Nat from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Paris, and obtained a Doctorate in Human Biology (Experimental Oncology) from the Faculty of Medicine, University Paris XI. He joined INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), and worked in Villejuif (Institute of Cancerology…

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Burden of sunbed use in France

A new study conducted by iPRI, and published the 23thof May in the Bulletin d’Epidemiologie Hebdomadaire, evaluates the impact of sunbed use on the incidence of cutaneous melanoma in France. With 13.4% of users in France, as reported by the Baromètre Cancer 2010 of the INPES, sunbed is estimated to cause 347 melanoma cases each…

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Higher springtime UV radiation in Northern Europe

Based on a multi-year EU-funded study (EuroSun), the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) in Lyon, has concluded that UV radiation in Europe appears earlier in the year and farther north than originally believed. Data gathered between 1988 and 1992 demonstrates that in spring, parts of Sweden, in Northern Europe, have as much UV radiation exposure…

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Prof. Leigh and Prof. Zatloukal join iPRI

iPRI is proud to announce the joining of Prof. Irene Leigh and Prof. Kurt Zatloukal as Senior Research Fellows. Prof. Irene Leigh has been Head of College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing at the University of Dundee for five years. Prof. Kurt Zatloukal is currently Professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz. Irene…

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