Interdisciplinary working groups of expert scientists review the published studies and evaluate the weight of the evidence that an agent can increase the risk of cancer. The principles, procedures, and scientific criteria that guide the evaluations are described in the Preamble to the IARC Monographs.
Since 1971, more than 900 agents have been evaluated, of which more than 400 have been identified as carcinogenic, probably carcinogenic, or possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Volume 110: Perfluoro-octanoic acid, Tetrafluoroethylene, Dichloromethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, and 1,3-Propane sultone
Now available: Report of the Advisory Group to Recommend Priorities for IARC Monographs during 2015-2019
25 June 2014
We are pleased to announce that this report is now available on-line.
Now available: Volume 106 - Trichloroethylene, Tetrachloroethylene, and Some Other Chlorinated Agents
05 June 2014
We are pleased to announce that this volume of the IARC Monographs is now available in its entirety on-line.
25 June 2012 Volume 100 compiles information on tumour sites and mechanisms of carcinogenesis. About half of the agents classified in Group 1 were last reviewed more than 20 years ago, before mechanistic studies became prominent in evaluations of carcinogenicity. In addition, more recent epidemiological studies and animal cancer bioassays have demonstrated that many cancer hazards reported in earlier studies were later observed in other organs or through different exposure scenarios. Available at WHO Press