Working Procedures

A. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

3. Selection of interventions for review

Interventions to be evaluated in the IARC Handbooks series are selected on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:

  • The available evidence suggests potential for significantly reducing the incidence of cancer.
  • There is a substantial body of human, experimental, clinical and/or mechanistic data suitable for evaluation.
  • The intervention is in widespread use and of putative protective value, but of uncertain efficacy and safety.

If significant new data become available on an intervention for which a Handbook exists, a re-evaluation may be made at a subsequent meeting of the Working Group.

 

Posted 5 July 2016