Who's Who

Kurt Straif

Section Head

Section of IARC Monographs


Specialty:

Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2001PhDEpidemiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
1999Priv. Doz. Dr. med. habil.Epidemiology and Social MedicineUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
1991MPHPublic HealthUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
1987MDMedicineUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany


Current Research Projects

  • Cancer mortality among workers exposed to chrysotile asbestos in Asbest Town, Sverdlovsk, Russian Federation
    IARC (ENV)

  • AGRICOH: A consortium of agricultural cohorts
    US NCI and IARC initiated consortium

  • SYNERGY: Pooled analysis of European case-control studies on the interaction of occupational carcinogens in the development of lung cancer
    IARC, IRAS and DGUV coordinated consortium

  • Tumour concordance and mechanisms of carcinogenesis
    IARC Monographs


Selected Publications

Lim SS, Vos T, Flaxman AD, Danaei G ......Straif K et al. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet. 2012; 380: 2224-60.

Straif K. Estimating the burden of occupational cancer as a strategic step to prevention. Br J Cancer. 2012; 107 Suppl 1:S1-2.

Olivier M, Hollstein M, Schmeiser HH, Straif K, Wild CP. Upper urinary tract urothelial cancers: where it is A:T. Nat Rev Cancer. 2012;12: 503-4.

Leon ME, Beane Freeman LE, Douwes J, ... Straif K, Blair A. AGRICOH: a consortium of agricultural cohorts. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011; 5:1341-57.

Olsson AC, Gustavsson P, Kromhout H, ... Straif K. Exposure to diesel motor exhaust and lung cancer risk in a pooled analysis from case-control studies in Europe and Canada. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011; 183 : 941-948.

Scientific Societies Membership

American Association for Cancer research (AACR)
International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Scientific Committee, Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH)
Fellow, Collegium Ramazzini

Prizes, Honours

Prix universitaires franco-allemands, 2007
Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Office; 1992, 1994, and 1996, PhD program UCLA, Los Angeles
Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Office; 1990-1991, MPH program UCLA, Los Angeles