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 to the IARC Monographs (amended January 2019)
Article about key changes in the updated Preamble, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute: article; PDF
Report of the Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Preamble to the IARC Monographs
Presentation about the Preamble; view as Prezi or as PDF
Revised Preamble for the IARC Monographs: Modernized and transparent evidence synthesis for cancer hazard identification
Updated 11 September 2019