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IARC Handbooks meeting: Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures (11–13 February 2019)

24/05/2018 – In 2019, IARC will amend the Working Procedures of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. The Working Procedures describe the principles and procedures used in developing IARC Handbooks, including the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. The objective is to convene an international group of experts to reflect on the scientific developments and procedural changes that have occurred in the fields of primary and secondary prevention, and to establish strong guidance for future IARC Handbooks.

IARC Governing Council elects new IARC Director

17/05/2018 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Governing Council, today elected Dr Elisabete Weiderpass as the new Director of the Agency. Dr Weiderpass will take office on 1 January 2019. IARC Directors are elected for a five-year term and are eligible for one further five-year term.

New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking

17/05/2018 – A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity.

Carreras-Torres R, Johansson M, Haycock PC, Relton CL, Smith GD, Brennan P, et al.
Role of obesity in smoking behaviour: Mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank
BMJ. Published online 16 May 2018;

The Islamic Republic of Iran joins the International Agency for Research on Cancer

16/05/2018 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to welcome the Islamic Republic of Iran as a new Participating State. The Islamic Republic of Iran today becomes the 26th country to join the Agency, sealing a long-standing relationship of collaboration between IARC and Iranian scientists.

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15/03/2017 – Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogen by ECHA. Q&A on Glyphosate

28/10/2016 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month - breast cancer survival in sub-Saharan Africa. Plus d'informations

26/10/2016 – IARC responds to Reuters article. Plus d'informations

03/10/2016 – GLOBOCAN Fact Sheet. Read more

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