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IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization.

IARC coordinates and conducts both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes of human cancer. The Agency’s work has four main objectives:

  • Monitoring global cancer occurrence
  • Identifying the causes of cancer
  • Elucidation of mechanisms of carcinogenesis
  • Developing scientific strategies for cancer control

IARC is currently developing an online bookstore and has a valuable Cancer database and other resources. It disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships. As a result, IARC has made a substantial contribution to the development of cancer research in many countries.