Who's Who

Lamia Tallaa


IARC Monographs Group


Toxicology and mechanisms of carcinogenesis

Academic Degrees

2001PhDToxicology and mechanisms of carcinogenesisUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon ILyonFrance
1997MScMetabolism, Endocrinology, and NutritionUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon ILyonFrance
1996BScPhysiology, EndocrinologyUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon ILyonFrance
1991MScEndocrinologyHouari Boumediene UniversityAlgiersAlgeria

Current Research Projects

  • IARC Monograph Volume 105 “Carcinogenicity of diesel and gasoline engine exhausts and some nitroarenes”
    (IARC Responsible Officer)

  • IARC Monograph Volume 100C” Metals, Arsenic, Dusts and Fibres”
    (IARC Co-Responsible Officer)

  • Vol. 100 Workshops: Tumour concordance and mechanisms of carcinogenesis
    IARC (Secretariat)

Selected Publications

Tokare E, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Waalkes MP. (2011) Metal ions in human cancer development In: Siegel A, Siegel H, Siegel RKO, Eds, Metal ions in life sciences, RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK : 375-401

Cogliano V, Baan R, Straif K, Grosse Y, Lauby-Secretan B, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Guha N, Freeman C, Galichet L, Wild C. (2011) Preventable Exposures Associated With Human Cancers. J Natl Cancer Inst (103) : 1–13

Guha N, Straif K, Benbrahim-Tallaa L. (2011) The IARC Monographs on the Carcinogenicity of Crystalline Silica. A review Med Lav (102) : 310-320

Tokare EJ, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Ward JM, Lunn R, Sams RL, Waalkes MP. (2010) Cancer in experimental animals exposed to arsenic and arsenic compounds. A review Crit Rev Toxicol (40) : 912-927

Straif K, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Baan R, Grosse Y, Secretan B, El Ghissassi F, Bouvard V, Guha N, Freeman C, Galichet L, Cogliano V (2009) A review of human carcinogens--part C: metals, arsenic, dusts, and fibres Lancet Oncol (10) : 453-454

Scientific Societies Membership

Society of Toxicology (SOT) (2002-Present)

Prizes, Honours

Mechanisms Specialty Section MERCK Award for Meritorious Research (SOT 46th Annual Meeting)
Metal Specialty Section Award for Research Excellence in Metal Carcinogenesis (SOT 45th Annual Meeting)
Carcinogenesis Specialty Section Award for Research Excellence in Carcinogenesis (SOT 44th Annual Meeting)
INSERM graduate program, A.R.C. (Association pour la Recherche Contre le Cancer) fellowship