IARC HANDBOOKS - NEWS


25 February 2021
Scoping meeting for IARC Handbooks Volume 19: Oral Cancer Prevention
The IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme is holding a scoping meeting for Volume 19: Oral Cancer Prevention this week (23–26 February 2021). In the scoping meeting, seven international experts, together with members of the IARC/WHO Secretariat, are providing input to help define the scope of this volume of the IARC Handbooks, which will provide a first-time evaluation of primary and secondary prevention of oral cancer. The Working Group meeting for this volume will take place in December 2021.

16 December 2020
IARC HandbooksVolume 19: Oral Cancer Prevention
We are pleased to announce that the meeting for the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 19: Oral Cancer Prevention will take place on 9–14 December 2021. For more information, please see Upcoming Meetings.

17 November 2020
IARC HandbooksVolume 19: Oral Cancer Prevention
The IARC Handbooks programme is pleased to announce the meeting for IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 19: Oral Cancer Prevention, which will take place in November–December 2021.

Oral cancer is highly prevalent in South-East Asia and is linked to the habit of chewing smokeless tobacco products and betel quid/areca nut. The IARC Handbooks programme will provide a first-time evaluation of primary and secondary prevention of oral cancer, including the benefit of quitting chewing in reducing oral cancer incidence, and possibly mortality, as well as the efficacy and effectiveness of current screening methods; the implementation of bans on sale and other policies may also be evaluated.

This volume of the IARC Handbooks will play a major role in the regulation of smokeless tobacco in the South-East Asia region and will help fight a major public health problem. In addition, it will fit into the World Health Organization (WHO) mission of tobacco control, feeding into the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), as well as into IARC's mission to serve low- and middle-income countries.

30 September 2020
Meeting for IARC Handbooks Volume 18: Cervical Cancer Screening to be held remotely
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the meeting for the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 18 will be held remotely on 12–16 October 2020. Following two sets of Subgroup sessions, held in June and September, the Working Group will meet in plenary sessions to review the Subgroup drafts and develop the consensus evaluations. For more information, please see Upcoming Meetings.

3 April 2020
Postponement of meeting for IARC HandbooksVolume 18: Cervical Cancer Screening
The meeting for the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 18, which was scheduled to take place on 23-30 June 2020, has been postponed to 12-16 October 2020. For more information, please see Upcoming Meetings.

21 February 2020
Instructions to Authors for IARC Handbooks – Screening
We are pleased to announce that the Instructions for Authors for the Preparation of Drafts for the IARC Handbooks – Screening are now available online.

18 December 2019
Report of the Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Preamble to the IARC Handbooks
We are pleased to announce that the Report of the Advisory Group is now available online.

11 October 2019
Revised Preambles to the IARC Handbooks
We are pleased to announce that the revised Preambles to the IARC Handbooks are now available online.

24 September 2019
IARC Handbooks - Volume 18: Cervical Cancer Screening
We are pleased to announce the meeting for the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 18, which will take place on 23-30 June 2020. For more information, please see Upcoming Meetings.

3 June 2019
IARC Handbooks - Volume 17: Colorectal Cancer Screening
We are pleased to announce that the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 17 is now available online. The volume contains the detailed assessments of the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. The book is available for free download in PDF format. The print version will be available for purchase later this year.

17 December 2018
Update to the Working Procedures - Call for Public Comments
The closing date for public comments on the current Working Procedures of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, for primary interventions and for screening, for consideration by the Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures has been extended to 20 January 2019. For further details, see Call for Public Comments.

26 November 2018
Update to the Working Procedures - Call for Public Comments
IARC is interested in public comments on the current Working Procedures of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, for primary interventions and for screening, for consideration by the Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures. The closing date is 9 December 2018. For further details, see Call for Public Comments.

10 October 2018
IARC Handbooks Volume 16: Absence of Excess Body Fatness
We are pleased to announce that the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16 is now available online. The volume contains the detailed assessments of the cancer-preventive effects of the absence of excess body fatness. The book is available for free download in PDF format. The print version will be available for purchase later this year.

13 June 2018
Q&A on Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures
We are pleased to announce that a Q&A document relating to the Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures is now available online. The Call for Public Comments is now open, and comments should be submitted using the Public Comments Form.

11 May 2018
Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Working Procedures
In 2019, IARC will amend the Working Procedures of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. The Working Procedures describe the principles and procedures used in developing IARC Handbooks, including the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. The objective is to convene an international group of experts to reflect on the scientific developments and procedural changes that have occurred in the fields of primary and secondary prevention, and establish strong guidance for future Handbooks. For details, please see Upcoming Meetings.

27 March 2018
IARC Handbooks Volume 17: Colorectal cancer screening
A summary of the evaluations made during this meeting has now been published in The New England Journal of Medicine as "The IARC perspective on colorectal cancer screening". The detailed assessments will be published as Volume 17 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. A new table of evaluations has been posted.
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Read the Q&A on the Handbooks Volume 17 evaluations

28 October 2016
IARC Handbooks Volume 17: Colorectal cancer screening
We are pleased to announce the meeting for the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 17, which will take place on 14-21 November 2017. For more information, please see Upcoming Meetings.

14 October 2016
IARC Handbooks Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening
We are pleased to announce that Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention series is now also available for purchase in print, PDF, and EPUB formats. The volume contains the detailed assessments of the cancer-preventive and adverse effects of different methods of screening for breast cancer.

25 August 2016
IARC Handbooks Volume 16: Body Fatness
A summary of the evaluations made during this meeting has now been published in The New England Journal of Medicine as "Body fatness - viewpoint of the IARC Working Group". The detailed assessments will be published as Volume 16 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention.
The list of evaluation for cancer-preventive chemicals and activities has been updated.
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Read the Q&A on the Handbooks Volume 16 evaluations.

1 July 2016
IARC Handbooks Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening
We are pleased to announce that Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention series is now available for purchase in PDF format. The volume contains the detailed assessments of the cancer-preventive and adverse effects of different methods of screening for breast cancer. This book will also be available for purchase in print and EPUB formats later this year.

29 January 2016
IARC Handbooks Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening
A French translation of the article "Breast Cancer Screening - viewpoint of the IARC Working Group" published in the New England Journal of Medicine in June 2015 is now available (hosted by Centre Léon Bérard).
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8 September 2015
IARC Handbooks Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening
The IARC Handbooks website has been updated with a table of evaluations and a poster presenting the outcomes of IARC Handbooks Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening.

4 June 2015
IARC Handbooks Volume 15: Breast Cancer Screening
A summary of the evaluations made during this meeting has now been published in The New England Journal of Medicine as "Breast-cancer screening - viewpoint of the IARC Working Group". The detailed assessments will be published as Volume 15 of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention.
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22 April 2015
IARC Handbooks Volume 16: Weight Control
IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention Volume 16 is announced. For more information, please see Upcoming Meetings.

11 March 2014
Relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention
The IARC Monographs programme is proud to announce the relaunch of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. The IARC Handbooks programme was launched in 1995 to complement the IARC Monographs by providing evaluations of approaches to cancer prevention. The first 14 volumes evaluated the cancer-preventive activity of chemopreventive agents and of preventive actions, the effectiveness of screening, and the effectiveness of tobacco control.