Freddie Bray, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Section Head, Cancer Surveillance Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, in Lyon, France

Dr Bray is Section Head of the Cancer Surveillance Section at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in Lyon, France. His areas of research revolve around the descriptive epidemiology of cancer. These include estimation of the global cancer burden and the analysis of time trends of cancer, including predictions of the future scale and profile of cancer and linkages to human development transitions.

In support of the overwhelming need for high quality cancer surveillance systems, Dr Bray leads the Global Initiative for Cancer Registration development (GICR,, an international multi-partner programme designed to ensure a sustainable expansion of the coverage, quality and use of data from population-based cancer registries worldwide.

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Terms of Appointment: August 2017 - August 2019