Preamble to the IARC Monographs (amended January 2006)

The Preamble to the IARC Monographs describes the objective and scope of the programme, the scientific principles and procedures used in developing a Monograph, the types of evidence considered and the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. The Preamble should be consulted when reading a Monograph or list of evaluations.

PREAMBLE (full text in pdf)

A. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

1. Background
2. Objective and scope
3. Selection of agents for review
4. Data for the Monographs
5. Meeting participants
6. Working procedures

B. SCIENTIFIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION

1. Exposure data
2. Studies of cancer in humans
3. Studies of cancer in experimental animals
4. Mechanistic and other relevant data
5. Summary
6. Evaluation and rationale

References

Posted 23 January 2006