Working Procedures

A. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

1. Background

Prevention of cancer is one of the key objectives of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The aim of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention seriesis to review and evaluate scientific information on interventions that may reduce the incidence of or mortality from cancer. As a result of The Handbooks evaluations, national and international health agencies have been able, on scientific grounds, to take measures to develop interventions or recommendations that will reduce the risk of developing cancer.
The criteria guiding the evaluations were first established in 1995 at inception of the IARC Handbooks series, and were revised in subsequent volumes.

 

Posted 5 July 2016