IARC News

Presentación del Código Europeo contra el Cáncer en España

28/04/2016 La Agencia Internacional para la Investigación en Cáncer (IARC, de sus siglas en ingles), agencia especializada en cáncer de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), presenta hoy la 4ª edición del Código Europeo contra el Cáncer en España con la participación de la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología. Leer Comunicado de Prensa Nº 243

Chernobyl, 30 years on:
Interview of Dr A. Kesminiene on the research and health impact of the Chernobyl disaster

26/04/2016 26 April 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster – the worst nuclear accident of the last century. The accident led to a massive release of radioactive substances into the environment, including radioactive isotopes of iodine.
Dr Ausrele Kesminiene, Deputy Head of the Section of Environment and Radiation at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has been studying the health effects of the Chernobyl disaster since 1991.
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Sharon Whelan (1948-2016)

13/04/2016 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is deeply saddened by the passing of Sharon Whelan, an early staff of the Agency, who died on Tuesday 5 April 2016. Our deepest sympathy is with her son, Ben. Read more, View photos

Publications

Mycotoxin control in low- and middle- income countries

17/02/2016 Mycotoxin control in low- and middle- income countries
IARC Working Group Report 9
Edited by Wild CP, Miller JD, Groopman JD

This book provides an evaluation of measures to reduce exposure to highly toxic and carcinogenic contaminants in staple diets in Africa as well as parts of Asia and Latin America. The International Agency for Research on Cancer convened a Working Group of world-leading experts to review the health effects of aflatoxins and fumonisins and to evaluate intervention measures. The panel concluded that these mycotoxins not only are a cause of acute poisoning and cancer but also are a likely contributor to the high levels of stunting in children in affected populations. The Working Group also identified effective measures to reduce exposure in developing countries.
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