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Encyclopedia > International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, or CIRC in its French acronym) is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organisation of the United Nations. Its main offices are in Lyon, France. Its role is to conduct and coordinate research into the causes of cancer. It also conducts epidemiological studies into the occurrence of cancer worldwide [1]. It maintains a series of monographs on the carcinogenic risks to humans posed by a variety of agents, mixtures and exposures [2]. Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ... For other meanings of the acronym WHO, see WHO (disambiguation) WHO flag Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... City motto: Avant, avant, Lion le melhor. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Epidemiology is the scientific study of factors affecting the health and illness of individuals and populations, and serves as the foundation and logic of interventions made in the interest of public health and preventive medicine. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... A monograph is a scholarly book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects. ... In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ...


IARC Categories

The IARC categorizes agents, mixtures and exposures into five categories.

In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ... In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ... In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ... In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ... In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ...

See also

When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. ... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Biochemistry stubs ... In biology, a mutagen (Latin, literally origin of change) is an agent that changes the genetic information (usually DNA) of an organism and thus increases the number of mutations above the natural background level. ... Toxicology (from the Greek words toxicon and logos) is the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms. ...

External links

  • IARC official site

 
 

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