The Working Procedures of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention describe the objective and scope of the programme, the scientific principles and procedures used in developing a Handbook, the types of evidence considered, and the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations.
1. Global burden and disease characteristics
2. Screening techniques
3. Availability and use of screening programmes
4. Efficacy of screening tests
5. Effectiveness of population-based screening
Updated 28 October 2016