Epplein Article Showcased by IJC for World Cancer Day

An article co-authored by Duke Cancer Institute epidemiologist Meira Epplein, PhD, first published Nov. 19, 2019, in the International Journal of Cancer (IJC) — The U-shaped association between body mass index and gastric cancer risk in the Helicobacter pylori Biomarker Cohort Consortium: a nested case-control study from eight East Asian cohort studies — has been selected for a special IJC Virtual Issue in recognition of World Cancer Day. Epplein is senior author.

February 4 marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) with the goal of raising worldwide awareness and improving education about cancer. This year's World Cancer Day's theme is "I Am and I Will."

The IJC special issue will include recently published papers focusing on a wide array of themes, including access to quality care, diet, and prevention etc. In the 20 days leading up to February 4th, IJC is making one paper per day free to access for readers.

Epplein's paper will be made free-to-access on January 31. The entire virtual issue will remain free to access until February 15.